Erik ten Hag admits he is not sure if Jadon Sancho will play for Manchester United again.
After the 3-1 loss to Arsenal, the Dutchman revealed that Sancho was dropped from the squad due to poor attitude in training.
The England international took to social media to accuse Ten Hag of lying and called himself a ‘scapegoat’.
The Red Devils did not appreciate Sancho coming after the manager publicly and banished him from the first-team squad.
In the press conference ahead of tomorrow’s game against Brighton & Hove Albion, Ten Hag accepted that he is unsure if Sancho could play for him again.
He told Manutd.com: “I don’t know. I am sitting here. Tomorrow we have a big game, we are going into a new block of games, many games in a condensed programme. I focus on that.
“I don’t know [how long the disciplinary issue will take] but, as I say, I don’t think about that.
“I think about tomorrow. I think about the way the team has to progress. We go to the Champions League. I have a lot to consider to make the right decisions.
“I don’t think this subject (Sancho) is important. I think what is important is I have to prepare my team. So that’s what I do.
“It is also not about me. It is about the team and the club.”
Sancho has endured a tumultuous spell since he arrived from Borussia Dortmund in 2021 in a deal worth more than £70 million.
Ten Hag went out of his way to design an individual training programme for the winger last season.
In a busy campaign, he gave Sancho a sabbatical to work on his physical and mental health.
His claim of being a scapegoat looks far-fetched. Sancho’s petulance has undermined Ten Hag.
The Dutchman is doing the right thing by setting the standards, which have been too low under the last few United managers.
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