Jadon Sancho finds himself isolated from all of Manchester United’s first-team facilities, including the dining area, as a stern Erik ten Hag demands an apology.
Reports indicate that Sancho has been barred from accessing any of the first-team spaces at United’s Carrington training complex. Instead, he’s now training and dining alongside academy players. This move comes in response to Ten Hag’s ultimatum, insisting that Sancho issue an apology. Sancho’s troubles began when he labeled himself a “scapegoat” in a now-deleted Instagram post, following criticism from his manager about his training performances. Despite the post’s removal, Sancho has yet to extend an apology to the Dutch coach.
Prior to this public dispute with Ten Hag, the Mirror reports that Sancho had been tardy for training on multiple occasions, which contributed to his exclusion from the first-team squad. Speculation has emerged that Manchester United may consider a reduced transfer fee for the English international in the upcoming January transfer window. Consequently, Sancho has seen minimal action in the Premier League, accumulating just 76 minutes of playtime and hasn’t made it into a matchday squad since the 3-2 victory against Nottingham Forest.
During his time at Borussia Dortmund, Sancho made a name for himself, tallying 50 goals and providing 64 assists in 137 appearances before his transfer to United. However, his performance has not replicated the same success at Old Trafford, where he has managed only 12 goals and six assists in 82 games.
Given the current standoff, it appears highly unlikely that Sancho will be included in the squad for United’s upcoming Carabao Cup fixture against Crystal Palace.