Manchester United are feeling the heat this season as they are in a turmoil off the field which has led to deterioration in their performance on the field as well. United are currently at the 11th spot in the Premier League Table after playing 4 matches.
The Red Devils have been facing several issues in the 2023-24 season, as we move forward. The dressing room atmosphere has been not quite well. The controversies around Mason Greenwood, and Antony have been making the headlines and in addition to that, they have a new controversy as Jadon Sancho and Manger Eric Ten Hag have been involved in a rift.
Sancho was excluded from United’s squad for their game against Arsenal on September 3, 2023. Later Erik ten Hag explained that Sancho was not picked due to “his performances in training”, stating that players “have to reach a level every day at Manchester United”. “You have to reach a level every day at Manchester United and we can make choices in the front line,” Ten Hag had said
This led to a rift between Sancho and Ten Hag. Sancho later replied to the comments made on him by Ten Hag, through a Social Media Post.
🚨🚨| BREAKING: Jadon Sancho releases a statement regarding comments today made about him. pic.twitter.com/qtOeTXbsgL
— CentreGoals. (@centregoals) September 3, 2023
Though he deleted it after 8 days of posting, it was enough for the fans to know about the development of a tense atmosphere between these two men.
As per sources, Sancho’s former employer Borussia Dortmund have shown interest in him to re-sign him. Sancho’s relationship with Ten Hag and the Manchester United hierarchy seems to fall out. That’s why Dortmund see this as an opportunity to sign the winger for a lower fee.
🚨 Borussia Dortmund are keeping close tabs on Jadon Sancho’s situation as they would be inclined to offer him a route back in January. Sancho would ‘love’ to return to the Bundesliga. #MUFC [@GraemeBailey]
— mufcmpb (@mufcMPB) September 15, 2023
Sancho signed for Dortmund in 2018. He has scored 38 goals for Dortmund, playing 104 matches across all competitions.
Jadon Sancho refuses to apologize to Erik ten Hag
After his comments caused a stir, Sancho deleted the tweet from Social Media. However, according to reports, he still has not apologized to the Dutchman for his actions. Ten Hag has demanded an apology from Sancho both in private and with a public statement, and if Sancho refuses he would have to leave the Club in the winter transfer window in January next year.
🗣️🎙️| Erik ten Hag on Jadon Sancho:
“It is never someone makes one mistake, it is a whole process before you come to a certain outcome about strict lines. There is a structure to cross lines so you have to be strong.” #mufc pic.twitter.com/U15gfPodDR
— ManUtdReports (@ManUtdReports) September 15, 2023
As days pass by, the situation between Sancho and Ten Hag gets trickier and trickier. United Board, Ten Hag, and Sancho all together need to find a solution, that would cause the betterment of both the club and the player.