Manchester United Manager Uncertain About Winger Jadon Sancho
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said he does not know whether winger Jadon Sancho will play for the club again, amid the English player’s exile from the first-team squad over a disciplinary issue.
Sancho, 23, is training away from United’s first-team after saying in a now-deleted statement on social media that he had been made a “scapegoat” following his omission from the squad for the 3-1 defeat at Arsenal on September 3rd.
Ten Hag stated at the time that Sancho had been left out because of his poor performance in training.
Speaking at a news conference ahead of their Premier League match against Brighton & Hove Albion, the Dutch coach did not confirm if Sancho remains a part of his long-term plans at the club.
“I don’t know,” Ten Hag said when asked whether Sancho will play for United again. “He is not available, so in this moment, he is not important, because he can’t contribute.“(The decision) is not about me. This is in favour of the team.”
“I don’t think about that (Sancho’s social media post) and I don’t talk about that, because I have to win a game. The players who are there and available deserve me. I have to guide them, I have to prepare them. I only focus on the players who are available.”
Manchester United are 11th in the Premier League standings, three points behind sixth-placed Brighton before Saturday’s game at Old Trafford.