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Erik ten Hag introduces new rule at Man Utd as Jadon Sancho told to train separately

Joe Adams

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Erik ten Hag introduces new rule at Man Utd as Jadon Sancho told to train separately

Erik ten Hag has introduced a new rule at Manchester United following the news that Jadon Sancho is training separately from the rest of the squad.

Players are now leaving the club's Carrington training ground later due to being kept there for lunchtime meals in an effort to maximising their newly-refurbished canteen and new head chef Omar Meziane as part of Ten Hag's nutritional initiative.

The Red Devils boss reportedly changed the players' diets upon taking over in May 2022 and chef Meziane was hired from the Football Association as a result.

Instead of being free to leave training at lunchtime, the players are now departing Carrington at around 2pm after having lunch with their teammates.



Many would eat at nearby restaurants in Hale or Alderley Edge, with owners having complained at the sudden lack of United players dining with them for lunch, according to the Manchester Evening News. The report adds that none of the players have taken issue with the new regime.

The change follows former head of physical performance Ed Leng's promotion lead sports scientist at the club, who has made a variety of modifications to their nutritional analysis at the start of their pre-season tour of the United States in July.

Players have allegedly started wearing blood glucose monitors to study their individual nutrition strategy on matchday, as well as sweat patches to examine their hydration levels.


Meanwhile, United staff have backed Ten Hag's new strategy as the Dutchman continues to stamp his mark at Old Trafford.

However, not everyone has found it easy under Ten Hag, with Jadon Sancho coming under fire for his performances in training, which saw him excluded from United's squad to face Arsenal.

The English winger could also miss their clash against Brighton after United confirmed that he was training away from the rest of the first-team due to "a pending resolution of a squad discipline issue".

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Topics: Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Football, Premier League, Jadon Sancho

Joe Adams
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