May 27, 2024

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Manchester United’s Jadon Sancho Stands Firm: No Apology to Ten Hag Despite Teammate Pressure

Jadon Sancho has refused to apologize to Erik ten Hag despite being urged to do so by his Manchester United teammates. The England international got into a public spat with Ten Hag after his team’s 3-1 Premier League loss against Arsenal on 3 September. Since then, the winger hasn’t played a single game for the club and continues to train away from the senior squad. Sancho has been urged to apologize to the 53-year-old by key figures at the club and his teammates, but he has refused to do so. He continues to be heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with the club seeking £50 million for his services.

Juventus have enquired about a potential loan move for Sancho, and Saudi Arabia has been cited as another potential destination for the 23-year-old. Pundit Andy Townsend recently said that Erik ten Hag’s punishment for Jadon Sancho has ‘gone a little too far.’ Townsend’s comments came after it was claimed earlier this month that Sancho had been removed from Manchester United’s WhatsApp group. Townsend expressed surprise at the severity of the punishment and critiqued the decision to banish Sancho completely from one side of the club to the other just because of an obvious disagreement. Sancho has made 82 appearances for the Red Devils in his career, scoring 12 goals and laying out six assists.