Jadon Sancho is still on the outs at Manchester United, eight weeks after Erik ten Hag wielded the hammer to keep order in his locker room.
New information about Sancho and Ten Hag’s public spat sheds light on the events on the training pitch that led to the 23-year-old’s dismissal.
The 23-year-old winger has been barred from playing for Manchester United since refusing to apologize for virtually accusing Ten Hag of lying about his decision to play against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium at the start of September.
Ten Hag said he left him at home due to insufficient training, which Sancho rejected, claiming he was made a scapegoat for United’s early-season troubles.
According to The Times, some club personnel concur that Sancho was not giving his all during training at Carrington.
Ten Hag is claimed to have thought that revealing his actual views was the best course of action, believing that speaking regular white lies to protect players was outmoded and wrong.
According to the article, young trio Dan Gore, Hannibal Mejbri, and Facundo Pellistri impressed with their training levels in the build-up to the trip to Arsenal.