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Manchester United back Erik ten Hag in Jadon Sancho training outburst

The Red Devils are standing by the manager



Manchester United are prepared to back Erik ten Hag once more as he goes to war with one of his attackers.

Having backed the Dutchman in the Cristiano Ronaldo fiasco less than 12 months ago, the Red Devils are willing to do the same after the United boss lashed out at Jadon Sancho following the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Quizzed on why Sancho hadn’t been a part of the squad for the game, Ten Hag explained “Based on performance on training we didn’t select him”.

“You have to reach the level every day at Manchester United. That’s why in this game he wasn’t selected”, he added.

The England international later hit back on social media, writing that he would ‘not allow people saying things that are completely untrue’ and that he has ‘conducted himself very well in training this week’, adding that he has been a ‘scapegoat’ for a long time at Old Trafford.

Having not yet started in the Premier League this season, Sancho is now unlikely to do so for some time after United officials revealed that they had ‘nothing to add’ to Ten Hag’s comments, effectively backing their manager over the 2021
signing.

It means that the Englishman is now likely to face disciplinary action over his comments against the club on Sunday night.

As per the Guardian, Ten Hag’s view of the situation is that ‘the player has been provided with the required support to thrive at Old Trafford and has not responded with an acceptable attitude in training’

It is added that the United boss has been ‘unhappy with the winger’s performances in training for weeks’ in what appears to be another hefty nail in Sancho’s Old Trafford coffin.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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