The rift between Jadon Sancho and Erik ten Hag at Manchester United continues to worsen, with the English winger standing firm against the new demands imposed by the manager.
Recent reports reveal that Erik ten Hag is insisting on an apology from Jadon Sancho for his earlier online comments, where Sancho asserted that he was being unfairly singled out as a scapegoat.
In response, Manchester United issued an official statement, indicating that Sancho is presently on a “personal training program” while a resolution to a “squad discipline issue” is sought.
Sancho/Ten Hag #MUFC row:
🔴 Player axed from 1st team training over refusal to bow to manager demands for a public apology over post
⚫️ Sancho feels victim of double standards with inconsistencies over way rules have been applied to him compared to othershttps://t.co/hrVZxSi5sn
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) September 14, 2023
Although Sancho has since deleted the initial social media post that ignited the dispute following the loss to Arsenal, Erik ten Hag remains unsatisfied with a mere retraction. The Dutch manager is adamant about receiving a public apology from Sancho, considering that the original post had garnered a staggering 60 million views on X before its removal.
Amidst these internal deliberations, The Telegraph provides insight into Jadon Sancho’s perspective. The English winger reportedly believes that he has been subjected to double standards within the club and points to notable inconsistencies in the application of certain rules by Erik ten Hag in his case, as compared to his teammates.
Against this backdrop of internal discord, uncertainty looms over the future of the English winger, with speculations swirling that Sancho may be up for sale during the upcoming winter transfer window.
Ryan Giggs on Jadon Sancho and Erik ten Hag
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has offered his perspective on the ongoing dispute between Jadon Sancho and Erik ten Hag.
Speaking on the Webby & O’Neill YouTube channel, Giggs shared his insights, suggesting that it appears Ten Hag has exhausted various approaches in dealing with Sancho.
It seems that the recent public confrontation may have been a final resort, as Giggs remarked, “It looks like Ten Hag has tried everything with Sancho, really. It seems like it was the last throw of the dice – ‘I’ve tried everything, let’s call him out publicly and see how he reacts’.”
🚨🚨🎙️| Ryan Giggs: “Sancho can react and say ‘OK, I’ll show him what I can do’ or he can sulk and probably not achieve anything. It’s up to Sancho to play now.” pic.twitter.com/oQLUnKdcVp
— centredevils. (@centredevils) September 8, 2023
Furthermore, Giggs delved into Sancho’s impact in the Premier League. He disclosed that when Manchester United secured Sancho’s services, he was an admirer of the young winger. In Giggs’ view, Sancho has consistently demonstrated astute decision-making in the crucial moments of the game, a quality that is somewhat rare in a young winger.
However, Giggs also outlined his belief that there is room for improvement in Sancho’s game, which, in his opinion, the English winger has not fully capitalized on during his relatively brief tenure at the club.
Sancho’s arrival at Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2021 was met with high expectations, as he was anticipated to emerge as a key figure for the Premier League giants. Regrettably, he has encountered challenges related to both form and fitness, amassing just 12 goals and six assists in 82 appearances across all competitions.