Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, has discussed the uncertain situation regarding Jadon Sancho’s future at the club, stating that it ultimately depends on Sancho’s own decisions. Sancho’s standing within the team has declined since he was omitted from the squad for United’s 3-1 loss to Arsenal in September, and he has been training separately from the rest of the main squad.
Ten Hag clarified that Sancho’s absence from the main squad is a consequence of unsatisfactory performances during training sessions. However, he emphasized that it is now in the hands of the 23-year-old to make the necessary improvements and regain his position within the team. The Dutch coach emphasized the significance of a robust team environment and the necessity for each player to meet specific criteria.
Ever since taking over at Old Trafford 18 months ago, Ten Hag has enforced strict discipline, as demonstrated by the mutual termination of Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract. He expects Sancho to fully embrace the club’s values and principles that he has been working on establishing.
In September, it was announced by the club that Sancho would undergo a “personal training program outside of the main team.” The winger has not appeared in any matches since United’s 3-2 triumph against Nottingham Forest in August and is said to have missed several recent training sessions, sparking rumors of a potential transfer in January. In the summer of 2021, Sancho transferred to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund for a sum of £73 million. Since then, he has participated in 82 matches for the club and has scored a total of 12 goals. During the previous season, he took a break from football for three months to address both physical and mental issues, which were attributed to a fitness problem by Ten Hag.
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