Man Utd flop branded ‘childish’ by club source after knocking back £65m summer transfer

Jadon Sancho in action for Manchester United. Credit: Alamy
Jadon Sancho in action for Manchester United. Credit: Alamy

Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho is set for a fresh round of talks with Erik ten Hag after he deleted a social media post.

The England international came off the bench in the Red Devils’ first three Premier League fixtures before Ten Hag left him out of his squad for the 3-1 loss to Arsenal before the international break.

Ten Hag revealed that he left out Sancho because of the player’s performance on the training pitch but the Man Utd winger hit back at his manager in a social media post.

Sancho wrote: “Please don’t believe everything you read! I will not allow people saying things that is completely untrue, I have conducted myself in training very well this week.

“I believe there are other reasons for this matter that I won’t go into, l’ve been a scapegoat for a long time which isn’t fair! All I want to do is play football with a smile on my face and contribute to my team.

“I respect all decisions that are made by the coaching staff, I play with fantastic players and (am) grateful to do so which I know every week is a challenge.

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“I will continue to fight for this badge no matter what.”

Sancho has since deleted the post and Fabrizio Romano insists the Man Utd winger and Ten Hag will hold another “rounds of talks”.

Romano wrote in his Caught Offside column: “Jadon Sancho has deleted his social media post which came after Erik ten Hag’s comments about not training well enough to be in the squad for the Arsenal game. Still, from what I’m hearing there is still no final clarity on what will happen between Sancho and Ten Hag, there is still no guarantee that Sancho will be selected for the next game.

“I’m aware that fans are keen to find out more about this situation, but we have to wait a bit more, it’s still not guaranteed that the situation is clarified despite the statement deleted. My understanding is that more rounds of talks will take place also internally at Man United to discuss the Sancho situation further.

The Athletic have written a feature on the ‘relationship breakdown’ between Sancho and Ten Hag with the Red Devils willing to sell the England international for the right price before the Saudi Arabian transfer deadline.

It is claimed:

‘After Sancho’s retort on social media, United were prepared to sanction a permanent exit away from Old Trafford, with the transfer windows still open in Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

‘Saudi clubs were told of a £65million ($81.3m) asking price for a player who joined United in July 2021 for £73m. Approaches for him to leave the club, however, were knocked back by Sancho and his representatives. There were no talks about a permanent transfer and Sancho never gave any indication of being open to a move. United declined to comment.’

The report also added that a source close to Borussia Dortmund that ‘Jadon was mentally tough on the pitch’ but that he could be ‘quite childish and unprofessional with little things’.

On other Man Utd subjects, Romano added: “Staying with United, Anwar El Ghazi has been linked as a possible option for the Red Devils as he’s a free agent after leaving PSV Eindhoven. Despite these rumours, from what I’m hearing El Ghazi is not a target for United, nothing is happening on that.

“It also looks like nothing will be happening with Donny van de Beek, despite links with Turkish clubs. I now expect Van de Beek to stay at Man United – only a very good proposal could change the story but I’m told the current feeling is for Donny to stay at the club until January.”


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