Erik ten Hag gives cold response when asked about Jadon Sancho's future 2 months ago

Erik ten Hag gives cold response when asked about Jadon Sancho's future

"He will not be in the squad."

Erik ten Hag gives cold response when asked about Jadon Sancho's future at Manchester United following their public fallout.


Sancho has been exiled to training on his own after posting on social media that he was being made a "scapegoat" by the club following their poor results.

The post was in response to comments that ten Hag made after their 3-1 defeat to Arsenal, where the Dutchman claimed that Sancho wasn't training hard enough.

The social media post has since been deleted but the Englishman remains in exile from the first team as the United manager confirms that he won't be in the squad for the burnley game.


"It depends on him,' said Ten Hag after confirming that Sancho is still not training with the rest of the squad. 'For the rest, we are preparing for Burnley and that's our focus.

"He will not be in the squad."

A rather cold but clear response from ten Hag who has clearly thrown the gauntlet down to the young midfielder, and challenged him to step it up.

United have had a string of injuries lately, but the Red Devil's boss delivers an update on those coming back.

"Harry Maguire, we will see again after training. Varane will train, we will see. Amrabat will train, we will see, and Mount as well. But they didn't play for short or longer-term. Varane, obviously, was the shortest out.'


Asked if he is surprised by the scale of the challenge, he replied: 'No. It's my second year. I know it's not always going up, you will have your gaps and you get stronger from it as long as you stay together.

"That's what we're doing. The dressing-room, all the staff, coaches, medical, everyone is united and at United you fight."

There have been concerns over dressing-room leaks about squad unrest at Old Trafford, but Ten Hag added: "I don't know if it's a leak but I know opinion, I know my players. Everyone can make suggestions, we are okay with it.


"At United, you have to win every game so it doesn't change anything, as always, it's about how we play against Burnley. There's no easy games, definitely not against Burnley.

"We know how intense they play football, we know their approach. I like the approach from them, the adventure, high intensity and dynamic in their game, so we have to play our best."

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