The crisis of the English young man, Gadon Sancho, the Manchester United player, escalated with his Dutch coach, Eric ten Hag, which may eventually open the door for him to leave the club, in the manner of his former Portuguese colleague, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The crisis began when Sancho published a tweet through his official account on the “X” platform, in which he demanded that everyone not believe everything that is being raised about him, especially after Ten Hag’s statements in which he revealed the reason for the player’s exclusion from the Manchester United and Arsenal match last Sunday at the top of the fourth round of the English Premier League. .
– Jadon Sancho (@ Sanchooo10) September 3, 2023
On that day, Ten Hag said, “Based on the performance in training, we did not choose him, and you have to reach the level every day in Manchester United, and that is why he was not chosen in the Arsenal match.”
And the British newspaper “Daily Mail” stated that the recent developments raised a lot of doubts about Sancho staying with Manchester United, especially since Ronaldo was expelled from the team because of his public challenge to Ten Hag, which means that Sancho’s exit is more easy.
The “Red Devils” administration expressed its willingness to listen to offers worth 45 million pounds (53 million euros) during the last transfer period, but both parties (the club and the player) must wait until the winter transfers in January 2024.
The recent developments are considered an extension of the problems that Sancho raised during his football career, which were attached to his professional career as “a bad smell,” according to the “Daily Mail” description.
🚨 Chelsea considered signing Jadon Sancho this summer but were concerned about his mentality and mindset so they signed Cole Palmer instead.
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) September 5, 2023
Ten Hag had previously noticed Sancho’s low level during training, so he removed him from the team in order to deal calmly with his “physical and mental” problems, and then placed him under the supervision of coaches he trusted.
The player worked with them for 8 weeks during the international break in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, then the Dutch coach returned him to the team, which was considered at the time a victory for Ten Hag’s will, but the recent developments brought things back to square one.
What confirms this hypothesis is that Sancho was among Chelsea’s priorities during the recent summer transfers, but the player’s mentality prompted the “Blues” to escape from him and contract with Cole Palmer, the Manchester City player.
Sancho’s ordeal increased after he left the England national team list, which was announced by coach Gareth Southgate, in preparation for the two matches against Ukraine in the European Cup qualifiers (Euro 2024) and a friendly match with Scotland.
According to the “Daily Mail”, Southgate and his assistants are fully aware of the negative impact that Sancho’s presence with the “Three Lions” national team can have at the present time, especially since he raised several problems during his presence with England in the last European Cup.
On that day, Sancho was angry that he did not participate against Croatia in the first match, then he started 5 more matches from the bench, because Southgate felt that the level of the player in training was less than required, which is the same problem that Ten Hag raised.
After that, Sancho was called up to the England national team once, as he participated against Andorra in the European qualifiers for the World Cup Qatar, and then he was late for the team meeting to be removed from the World Cup.
Wow! Just want to say a massive thank you to everyone for the support I’ve received over the past few weeks especially to the fans. My focus is to give my all to my team and the club, I’m so happy to be back out on the pitch, see you soon.🤞🏼❤️ pic.twitter.com/C0fY0tGPqO
– Jadon Sancho (@ Sanchooo10) February 3, 2023
This was not Sancho’s only behavior, as he was late with his compatriot Phil Foden to join the England under-19 team to be excluded from the list, and coach Lucien Favre excluded him from many important matches with his former team, Borussia Dortmund, for the same reason.
Sancho receives from Manchester United a weekly salary of 250,000 pounds (293,000 euros), which is a large amount for a player who has not established himself with the team.
The player joined the “Red Devils” in July 2021 from Borussia Dortmund in a deal amounting to 85 million euros, and since then he has played 82 matches in all tournaments, scoring 12 goals and providing 6 assists.