Jadon Sancho's 'private response' to Erik ten Hag row speaks volumes as Man Utd face tough decision
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Jadon Sancho’s reported “private response” to Erik ten Hag’s speaks volumes.
The Dutchman publicly criticised Sancho’s efforts in training, leading the England international to fire back on X, formally Twitter, claiming he had been made a scapegoat.
Sancho has been frozen out ever since and is training alone at Carrington. Things have since not gone well for the first team, with the defeat at Newcastle over the weekend their sixth of the Premier League and their tenth in all competitions.
Meanwhile, various outlets have claimed there is deep unrest in the United squad and that Ten Hag has lost significant parts of the dressing room. Sancho’s exile is reportedly one of the reasons for the unhappiness.
Despite the difficult circumstances, the Mirror claims Sancho is maintaining his fitness and “training like a beast”, with a number of the first team keen to see him made available for selection again.
Ten Hag has allegedly insisted Sancho can rejoin the squad once he has apologised, something the winger has refused to do.
Sky Sports claimed on Monday that a group of players were becoming disenchanted with the Dutchman after United slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle.
"My information is that some of the players are confused with what is happening. He has lost elements of the dressing room. One source tells me that he's lost about 50 per cent of the dressing room," the publication’s chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol said.
"Quite a few players are unhappy with the style of play, they also feel that they're training too hard and that they're running too much during training. I was told that the players don't know what they're running for.
"Also, some senior players have spoken to Erik ten Hag about where they feel the club is going wrong. They've spoken to him about their other experiences of playing for big clubs, and they feel that the manager should be a little bit more touchy-feely.
"They feel his man-management could be a little bit better, but Erik ten Hag is the boss and he's the one who calls the shots. He is not for turning. He is going to do things his way.
"I've also been told that a few of the players believe that he is too set in his ways and he's too robotic."