Manchester United’s Jadon Sancho has found himself at the center of a social media storm after first posting and then recently deleting a contentious post that appeared to undermine United manager Erik ten Hag.
The incident unfolded during the season’s first international break after Sancho was noticeably absent from the matchday squad for a crucial game against Arsenal.
Manager ten Hag attributed this decision to what he characterised as a consequence of lacklustre training performances from the 23-year-old forward.
In response to his exclusion, Sancho took to social media network X (formerly Twitter) to voice his discontent with his manager’s comments.
With his message since having been deleted, it’s left fans and pundits speculating about the nature of the exchange after the England international spoke with his club manager on Monday.
Speaking on the situation between Jadon Sancho and Erik ten Hag, Daily Mail’s Mike Keegan wrote, “The fact Sancho removed that tweet would suggest that there has been movement in the right direction.
“The issue for Ten Hag is that the window is closed and the player is still there – so what do you do with him?
“Antony’s absence also comes into the mix.
“With Greenwood in Spain, United are not blessed with attacking options.
“The removal of the tweet could be the first step on what I’d imagine will be a long path to redemption.”
It seems that this is the beginning of the player taking some steps to make amends with his manager in a move to continue his career at Old Trafford.