Sancho ‘alienates’ unhappy Man Utd team-mates but Ten Hag is told he’s ‘not right’ over comments

Joe Williams
Man Utd winger Jadon Sancho
Jadon Sancho claps the supporters after a match.

Some of the Manchester United squad have become unhappy with Jadon Sancho’s habits on the training pitch, according to reports.

Sancho came off the bench in the Red Devils’ first three Premier League matches of the season but was dropped from the squad by Erik ten Hag for their 3-1 loss to Arsenal over the weekend.

Ten Hag explained his decision to reporters after the defeat to the Gunners: “Jadon, on his performances in training we did not select him.

“You have to reach a level every day at Manchester United and we can make choices in the front line. So for this game he was not selected.”

But Sancho couldn’t help but respond in a statement on social media, it read: “Please don’t believe everything you read! I will not allow people saying things that is completely untrue, I have conducted myself in training very well this week.

“I believe there are other reasons for this matter that I won’t go into, l’ve been a scapegoat for a long time which isn’t fair! “All I want to do is play football with a smile on my face and contribute to my team.

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“I respect all decisions that are made by the coaching staff, I play with fantastic players and (am) grateful to do so which I know every week is a challenge.

“I will continue to fight for this badge no matter what”

And now ESPN have claimed Sancho has ‘alienated part of the Manchester United squad’ with some of his team-mates ‘not happy with some of Sancho’s habits in training’.

But former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor doesn’t think Man Utd boss Ten Hag was right “to come out” publicly and criticise Sancho.

Agbonlahor told Football Insider: “I don’t think it’s over for him at Man United. Don’t get me wrong, it would be over when you’re playing under some managers. Mourinho would have sent him to Salford.

“But I think Sancho and Ten Hag will iron it out. He seems a decent man manager. You can’t blame Sancho because it’s not right for the manager to come out and say that, and not let the player respond.

“If Sancho feels that he’s trained properly, why can’t he respond? I’m sticking up for the player on this occasion.

“It’s a tricky one. Sancho could be left to rot if they can’t sort it out, but it’s more likely that someone above the manager will want them to nip it in the bud. They won’t want it to keep going on and on.”