Jadon Sancho ignored Cristiano Ronaldo warning with Man Utd outcast now 'open to leaving'
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Jadon Sancho ignored Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United treatment with the 23-year-old now open to leaving Manchester United, according to a fresh report.
The England international is training away from United’s first team after refusing to apologise to manager Erik ten Hag for saying the Dutchman had effectively lied about his exclusion from the 3-1 loss at Arsenal earlier this month.
Sacho was not in United’s 20-man squad for the loss, with Ten Hag claiming the player had not trained to the requisite standard leading up to the game.
But Sancho hit back on X, labelling Ten Hag’s post-match comments on his exclusion as “completely untrue” adding he was being made a “scapegoat”.
Since, it has been widely reported the winger does not want to apologise to Ten Hag, which has led to him training alone.
A club statement on Thursday said: “Jadon Sancho will remain on a personal training programme away from the first team group pending resolution of a squad discipline issue.”
A day later, the Manchester Evening News claimed Sancho is open to leaving the club in January should he be sidelined until the new year, with his former club Borussia Dortmund and Nottingham Forest having both been identified as possible options.
However, Sancho is said to be reluctant to move to Saudi Arabia, despite having received interest from the Saudi Pro League last week.
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo faced a similar disciplinary process last October after he stormed down the tunnel and left Old Trafford early during United’s 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur.
After the incident, Ronaldo and Ten Hag held showdown talks, with the former subsequently being excluded from United’s squad to face Chelsea.
The following month Ronaldo completely burnt his bridges at Old Trafford by giving a tell-all interview to Piers Morgan, which ultimately led to his release.
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