How Jadon Sancho fell out with Erik ten Hag BEFORE Manchester United exile

They're no longer on speaking terms.

How Jadon Sancho fell out with Erik ten Hag BEFORE Manchester United exile
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Jadon Sancho’s not on speaking terms with Erik ten Hag (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Manchester United star Jadon Sancho fell out with Erik ten Hag in the build-up to the side’s Premier League clash against Arsenal in September.

The winger hasn’t played for the club since a substitute appearance in a 3-2 win against Nottingham Forest in August.

Sancho was dropped from the squad to face Arsenal and Erik ten Hag said after the defeat that the decision was based on the winger’s ‘performance’ in training that week.

The winger took umbrage with those comments, and accused Ten Hag of being a liar in a sensational post that has since been deleted on X [formerly known as Twitter].

Sancho is yet to apologise for his comments, even though he deleted the post.

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Sancho could leave United in January. (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images)

But the pair were already on a rocky road as Sancho was unhappy with Ten Hag in the build-up to the Arsenal game.

According to the Athletic, Sancho was told that he would not be starting against Arsenal during the week.

But Ten Hag wanted Sancho to perform specific duties in a training match that was designed to mimic the system Arsenal would play.

However, the Dutchman was unhappy with Sancho’s pressing levels and felt that his level had dropped off because he knew he wouldn’t be starting.

The pair are said to have ‘exchanged words’, which laid the groundwork for Sancho being left out of the side’s trip to the Emirates.

Sancho is now refusing to apologise, despite being urged to do so by numerous team-mates.

United are willing to listen to offers for him in January, though they fear only clubs in Saudi Arabia could afford Sancho’s wage demands.

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