Jadon Sancho has left the Manchester United squad. /AFP
English winger Jadon Sancho has been removed from the group due to “disciplinary issues”, his club Manchester United announced on Thursday, following a dispute between the player and manager Erik ten Hag. The measure was taken because of a public confrontation.
The Old Trafford club, who sit 11th in the English Premier League, said in a statement that the 23-year-old “will be separated from the professional group and will follow an individual training program until the disciplinary issue within the team is resolved”.
Manchester United did not provide details about the cause of the dispute. But his statement came more than a dozen days after the dispute between players and coaches came to light.
Sancho was not called up for Arsenal’s home match on September 3 due to his “performance in training”, Ten Hag explained in a press conference after the 3-1 defeat at the Emirates. and the networks whose comments led to Sancho’s social media reactions.
Sancho said: “Don’t believe everything you read. I don’t allow anyone to say something that is completely false. I have behaved very well this past week in training.”
“I’ve been the scapegoat for a long time. It’s unfair,” he added.
Since joining Borussia Dortmund in 2021 for around $91 million, the English player has yet to justify his transfer fee on the pitch and is not Ten Hag’s first option.