top stories
latest news

Jadon Sancho trains apart from the first team due to a "squad discipline issue"


Until a "squad discipline issue" is resolved, Jadon Sancho is training separately from Man Utd's first team. The winger was left off the lineup for United's match against Arsenal on September 3, claiming poor training efforts. Sancho claimed he had been "made a scapegoat."

Jadon Sancho must first apologise to Erik ten Hag for his social media post in which he claimed he had been "made a scapegoat for a long time" before being permitted to practise with the first team again, according to ten Hag.

United announced on Thursday that Sancho is presently engaged in a "personal training programme" while waiting for a "squad discipline issue" to be resolved.

Ten Hag is unwilling to concede and won't permit anyone to question his authority. Sancho should apologise to him and the team, in his opinion.

On Sunday, September 3, Sancho was left out of United's matchday squad for the trip to Arsenal. Manager Ten Hag later stated that the decision was made as a result of Sancho's subpar workout efforts.

Later that evening, in a social media post, the 23-year-old asserted that Ten Hag's allegations were "completely untrue" and that he had been "a scapegoat for a long time."

Sancho was connected with a shocking loan move to Saudi Arabia after the internet outburst, but he ultimately decided to stay at Old Trafford due to this week's scheduled meetings between him and the coaching staff.

Tuesday saw the post's deletion, but not before it had received more than 60 million views.

Within the United camp, there is some compassion for Sancho, but not for the way he has handled things.

Sancho has been training well since the summer, according to some players, so he shouldn't be singled out for criticism, but no one believes he should have publicly criticised the management.

In order to resolve the conflict between the player and the management, senior executives have been brought in.

Sancho, an England player, has previously been denied access to United training sessions under Ten Hag. Last season, the winger underwent a customised conditioning regimen in the Netherlands, which allowed him to witness the World Cup from a distance.

Between October 22 and February 1, Sancho missed United's games, but he returned to the lineup for the Carabao Cup final victory against Newcastle. Sancho finished last season with seven goals and three assists for United.

Sancho's most recent absence from the first team squad raises questions about their depth at right wing, especially with Antony delaying his return to club practise due to assault charges. The Brazilian winger is not being suspended and is being given a paid leave of absence.

Marcus Rashford, who typically plays in the left and central positions, and Alejandro Garnacho are the only established wide alternatives for Manchester United heading into their match against Brighton on Saturday.