At Manchester United, Jadon Sancho finds himself in hot water. Rob Dawson of ESPN reports, Sancho’s days at Old Trafford might be numbered unless he makes amends with manager Erik ten Hag.
Following a public outburst in which Sancho accused Ten Hag of dishonesty about the reasons for sidelining him for the Arsenal match that ended in a 3-1 loss on September 3, tension has risen.
The manager has reportedly called for an apology both privately and through public channels. As of now, Sancho hasn’t responded.
There’s been speculation, which Rob Dawson of ESPN has categorically REFUTED, suggesting that Sancho did attempt to apologise shortly after the event, but it wasn’t received well.
Sources familiar with the ongoing issue reveal that Ten Hag hasn’t completely dismissed the idea of Sancho making a return to the main squad. Yet, the prevailing sentiment is that an apology, if made now – weeks after Sancho’s controversial social media comments – might lack the sincerity and impact it would have had if made shortly after the Arsenal match.
Currently, Sancho is following a solo training routine at United’s Carrington facility, with minimal engagement with senior squad members. Interestingly, instead of joining the senior squad during their recent match against Brentford, he was spotted observing the under-18 team at Carrington.
ESPN’s report further states that several of Sancho’s colleagues from the England team, notably Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford, and Luke Shaw, have been encouraging him to apologise.
This gesture signifies their desire for him to reintegrate into the team. But the ongoing impasse is reportedly creating a strain in the locker room, necessitating a swift resolution.