EXCL: Ten Hag didn't want to sell Sancho but what next after the pair come to blows? Plus Saudi delegation still in London dreaming of Salah deal, truth about Maddison-Chelsea & more
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Ten Hag wasn’t keen on selling Sancho, but now has a major problem to resolve with the player
Jadon Sancho wants to fight for his place at Manchester United, but his statement saying he’s been ‘scapegoated’ hasn’t gone down well with Erik ten Hag. Sancho was equally unhappy that the Manchester United boss said so publicly he wasn’t in the squad for the defeat to Arsenal because of “how he performed in training”.
Sources indicate Ten Hag was disappointed by Sancho’s attitude and application in the build-up to that game. Sancho’s firm rebuttal won’t help smooth things over but I am sure Manchester United will deal with the situation internally.