Jadon Sancho

Jadon Sancho Trains Separately Amidst Managerial Dispute

September 15, 2023 10:56 am

Manchester United’s winger, Jadon Sancho, finds himself training away from the first team as issues with manager Erik ten Hag remain unresolved. The rift between the player and the manager has escalated after Sancho’s exclusion from the squad during their recent loss to Arsenal. 

Ten Hag cited subpar training performances as the reason behind his decision, but Sancho, 23, firmly rejects this explanation, claiming he has been “a scapegoat for a long time.”

In response to the ongoing dispute, Manchester United issued a statement confirming that Sancho will follow a “personal training program away from the first team.” The club clarified that this decision was taken “pending resolution of a squad discipline issue.”

This development comes amidst another controversy within the Manchester United ranks. Antony, another forward for the club, has also stepped away from first-team duties due to allegations of domestic abuse made by his former partner. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet. 

Jadon Sancho’s journey at Old Trafford began in 2021 when he made a high-profile move from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £73 million. 

However, his time at the club has been marked by inconsistency. In 58 Premier League appearances, he has managed to score only nine goals and provide six assists.

The previous season saw Sancho facing both physical and mental challenges, leading to a three-month absence from the pitch. At one point, Ten Hag publicly expressed concerns about Sancho’s fitness level. 

Despite these setbacks, Sancho made a memorable return to action in the EFL Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest on 1 February. A week later, he played a crucial role in a comeback against Leeds United in the Premier League, scoring the equalizer in a 2-2 draw.

Initially, Ten Hag praised Sancho’s contributions, calling him “magnificent.” However, Sancho’s involvement in the first team has since dwindled. In the current season, he has made only three substitute appearances, while Manchester United has won two and lost two of their opening four Premier League fixtures.

The situation involving Jadon Sancho underscores the challenges faced by both player and manager at Manchester United. As the club seeks resolution to the ongoing discord, fans and observers alike will be watching closely to see how this situation unfolds and its potential impact on the team’s performance. Get the latest updates from the Premier League only on Nextbet Sports