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Erik ten Hag throws BBQ party for Man Utd squad, player denied entry

The gathering aimed to foster camaraderie and strengthen the team’s bond both on and off the field.

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Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, recently organized a delightful barbecue event for the entire Manchester United team and their families at Carrington.

The gathering aimed to foster camaraderie and strengthen the team’s bond both on and off the field.

However, amidst the festive atmosphere, one notable absence was that of England international player, Jadon Sancho.

Reports suggest that Sancho was blocked from attending the event, a consequence of his recent training situation within the club. This is based on the claim by the Mirror that Sancho had been temporarily excluded from all Carrington facilities, including the team dining room, in an effort to prevent any potential disharmony within the squad.

Sancho had been training separately from the first team, claiming that he was unfairly made a “scapegoat” for his absence from the squad that faced Arsenal, resulting in a 3-1 defeat on September 3. Manager Erik ten Hag responded, stating that Sancho’s training performances did not meet the required standard, a claim disputed by Sancho on social media.

Due to this dispute and pending resolution of what was described as a “squad discipline issue,” Manchester United announced that Sancho would be on a personal training program away from the first team group.

As per Daily Mail, the barbecue organized by ten Hag, received a positive response from the players and their families. The event featured a range of enjoyable activities for children, including a bouncy castle, face-painting, and entertainers. It provided an opportunity for the team to come together outside of their regular football commitments, promoting a sense of unity and teamwork that is crucial on the pitch.

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