Reports suggest that Jadon Sancho, the Manchester United outcast, is on the verge of being sold in the coming months following a confrontation with manager Erik ten Hag. Sancho’s time at Manchester United since his £73 million transfer from Borussia Dortmund in 2021 has been far from successful.
Last season, the English international spent several months on the sidelines after Ten Hag revealed concerns about his “fitness and mood.” Although he has shown flashes of brilliance, Jadon Sancho has struggled with consistency, leading to his decline in the team’s pecking order under Ten Hag.
Before the recent international break, Ten Hag notably omitted Sancho from the squad for the match against Arsenal, citing poor training performance as the reason. However, Sancho disputed this claim, suggesting that he had been unfairly labelled a “scapegoat” for some time.
Recent reports indicate that Manchester United has grown frustrated with Jadon Sancho, and it appears increasingly likely that he will depart the Premier League giants. The Daily Star reports that Sancho’s relationship with Ten Hag has deteriorated significantly as they failed to resolve their differences.
The publication elaborates on the situation: “Sancho has engaged in showdown talks with Ten Hag regarding his future at United after a heated dispute between the two. Ten Hag dropped the England winger from the squad for the recent defeat against Arsenal, citing Sancho’s poor attitude and training performance as the reasons. Sancho responded on social media, refuting these claims and accusing Ten Hag of dishonesty.”
Strained Relationship Caused By Lack Of Trust
Their strained relationship is primarily attributed to a lack of trust, and even the absence of fellow winger Antony, due to allegations of domestic abuse that he denies, is unlikely to improve Sancho’s chances of returning to the starting lineup.
Ten Hag has a reputation for being ruthless when dealing with players he believes will not succeed or have a negative influence on the squad.
Sancho’s departure from the club is expected during the January transfer window, likely in the form of a loan deal with an option for a permanent exit from Old Trafford next summer.
Stan Collymore recently likened Sancho’s situation to Romelu Lukaku’s second spell at Chelsea and expressed doubts about his future at Manchester United.
In Collymore’s words: “I just don’t see how he could ever come back from it. I actually believe the Red Devils will look to offload him, either on loan or permanently, at the next opportunity. The whole situation is very reminiscent of Romelu Lukaku’s second spell at Chelsea. I know there are reports that he’s set for crunch talks with his manager and the coaching staff, but I don’t think we’ll ever see Sancho play for United again.”