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Jadon Sancho leaves Man Utd fans confused after appearing to snub Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of FA Cup final

Rory O'Callaghan

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Jadon Sancho leaves Man Utd fans confused after appearing to snub Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of FA Cup final

Jadon Sancho has left Manchester United supporters perplexed after appearing to snub Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of the FA Cup final.

United were beaten 2-1 by rivals Manchester City on Saturday in the first-ever meeting between the two teams in the showpiece event at Wembley.

Ilkay Gundogan put City ahead with the fastest-ever FA Cup final goal after just 13 seconds before Bruno Fernandes equalised from the penalty spot.

Gundogan then scored his second of the match after the break to secure victory for Premier League champions City – keeping them on track for the Treble, with the Champions League final against Inter Milan to come on Saturday.


United struggled to match City at Wembley, with several senior players producing disappointing performances in their final game of the season.

United winger Sancho failed to have a major impact on the game and was hauled off by manager Erik ten Hag with 12 minutes to go, with Wout Weghorst coming on his place.

Did Sancho snub Ferguson?

Manchester Evening News journalist Samuel Luckhurst spotted an angry interaction between Ten Hag and Sancho before the England international was taken off.


And United fans have since spotted another questionable moment involving the England star.

In a clip circulating on social media, which you can watch below, Sancho appears to snub United legend Ferguson ahead of kick-off.


As United walk out onto the pitch at Wembley, Ferguson first shakes the hand of manager Ten Hag and presumably wishes him good luck for the match.


Ferguson then proceeds to shake hands with every single United player except Sancho - despite attempting to do so.

It is unclear if Sancho intentionally avoided Ferguson or whether he was unaware of the Scotsman.

While it is plausible Sancho simply failed to spot Ferguson while focusing on the upcoming game, the incident has angered some United supporters on social media.

"Why did Sancho just ignore him?," asked one fan on Twitter.


Another added: "Sancho ignored him and proceeded to drop a disaster class."

A third posted: "Sancho without the handshake?"

While a fourth simply wrote: "Sell Sancho."

The Telegraph's northern football correspondent James Ducker believes Sancho is now on 'borrowed time' at United – comparing his lacklustre performance in the final to an exciting late cameo from substitute Alejandro Garnacho.


"The 18-year-old Argentine represents United's future. Sancho, on this evidence, does not," wrote Ducker.

"At 23, Sancho is no longer a promising teenager. Those days have gone and, for £73m, he has to be delivering so much more," added Ducker.

"He is on borrowed time and if someone comes in with a palatable offer this summer - even if it is hard to see who and would involve taking a hefty hit - you have to wonder if Ten Hag will be tempted to take the money and run."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/MUFCWonItAll

Topics: FA Cup, Football, Jadon Sancho, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Fan Reactions

Rory O'Callaghan
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