Fallout with Manager Erik ten Hag Reveals a Six-Week Isolation, Apology Urged to Salvage Future at the Club
Details surrounding the exile of Manchester United’s star Jadon Sancho have reportedly surfaced, shedding light on the rift between the player and manager Erik ten Hag that led to the winger spending six weeks training in isolation.
The saga began after Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal in September, where a public fallout between Sancho and manager Ten Hag unfolded. Ten Hag claimed that Sancho had not made the squad due to failing to meet training standards, an accusation the player vehemently denied on social media, calling it “completely untrue.”
The Times reported that in the lead-up to the Arsenal game, Ten Hag favored Dan Gore, Facundo Pellistri, and Hannibal Mejbri, who had excelled in training. Leaving out Sancho, in Ten Hag’s view, would have been unfair. Post-fallout, The Mail Online revealed that Sancho has been training alone at United’s academy facility, Carrington.
Reportedly costing Manchester United £73 million in 2021, Sancho is said to be forbidden from interacting or eating with his teammates during his solo training sessions. It is claimed that he even has to lock the door when changing in the academy, a measure taken due to safeguarding concerns related to senior players mixing with minors.
Speculation suggests that a return to the team is possible if Sancho issues an apology to Ten Hag. The Guardian reported that senior members of United’s squad have urged the 23-year-old to apologize, emphasizing that failure to do so may result in him being made available for transfer in the January window.
United’s hierarchy has allegedly communicated with Sancho, stressing that resolution hinges on an apology to Ten Hag. Without such an apology, sources claim that Manchester United is considering selling or loaning the player in the upcoming transfer window. The football world eagerly awaits developments as the January transfer window approaches.
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