Jadon Sancho may have played his last game for Manchester United if he refuses to apologize to manager Erik Ten Hag following his social media outburst in the aftermath of United’s 3-1 loss to Arsenal earlier this month. According to the manager, Sancho was dropped for the game due to a low level of training performance, something that didn’t sit well with the Englishman.
Jadon Sancho has since been suspended from the first team, with several pundits now weighing in on United’s treatment of Sancho, with Jamie Carragher assessing the situation using Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp as references.
Carragher’s take on Ten Hag’s Sancho management
Sancho’s refusal to apologize to Ten Hag after his social media rant divides opinions online. Many have accused the manager of being too harsh, citing a similar incident with Cristiano Ronaldo, which led to the termination of the Portuguese’s forward contract at United.
Popular pundit and Liverpool legend has weighed in on the issue, applauding Ten Hag for managing the situation and using Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp as references. “I’m with Ten Hag on this one,” Carragher said, “We always say how strong Pep and Klopp are. Guardiola banished and sold a great player like Cancelo. They just deal with these issues, and we say, ‘Oh, they’re strong managers, very ruthless’ like Sir Alex Ferguson, we praise them, so why different for Erik Ten Hag,” he concluded.
Sancho’s row with the manager has blown out of proportion and may spell the end of the former’s United career. The good thing is that the manager has the club’s backing on the issue. According to reports, United considered all the legal loopholes before sending Sancho away from the first team to train at the youth facility, which has enough standards according to Premier League rules. United are now prepared to cut their losses on Jadon Sancho, with Dortmund considering a move for the player they sold in 2021.
Sancho deactivates IG profile amid criticism
It looks like the end of the road for Jadon Sancho, and the Englishman has taken a bold move to deactivate his Instagram account amid heavy criticism from fans. Sancho is one of the highest-earners at United, and the fact that he can’t take criticism from his manager in a normal manner has made many question his professionalism.
It’s unclear whether or not Jadon Sancho will apologize to Ten Hag, but one thing is certain: if he doesn’t, he may never play for the club again.
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