Jadon Sancho, the Manchester United forward, is currently training away from the first team as the club deals with what they have termed “a squad discipline issue.”
This development follows a public dispute between Sancho and manager Erik ten Hag after the Premier League game against Arsenal earlier this month.
The dispute began when Ten Hag claimed that Sancho was left out of the matchday squad for the game against Arsenal due to his performances in training. In response, Sancho took to social media, stating that he had been “a scapegoat for a long time” and that he had conducted himself well in training.
Manchester United requested that Sancho apologize to the manager for his comments, but he refused to do so. As a result, the club has taken action, and Sancho is now training away from the first team at United’s academy facilities.
A club statement released on the matter reads, “Jadon Sancho will remain on a personal training program away from the first-team group, pending resolution of a squad discipline issue.”
This development means that Sancho will not be considered for selection in upcoming matches, starting with the game against Brighton & Hove Albion.
Jadon Sancho joined Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund in 2021 for an €85 million fee. However, he has struggled to consistently perform at his best since his move to Old Trafford. This season, he has made three substitute appearances, with United winning two and losing two of their first four Premier League fixtures.
This disciplinary issue adds to the challenges faced by Manchester United, as another forward, Antony, is also away from the first team amid domestic abuse allegations. Mason Greenwood is on loan at Getafe, further reducing the options in attack.
It remains to be seen when or how this situation will be resolved, and how it will impact Sancho’s future at the club.