Hackett: Man United star Sancho set for dressing down from manager after new controversy
Gareth Southgate will warn Man United star Jadon Sancho not to pick up any more “cheap” yellow cards for England.
That is the view of ex-FIFA and Premier League referee Keith Hackett, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after England’s 5-0 win over Andorra.
It was a low-key affair at the Estadio Nacional but Sancho picked up a booking after he kicked the ball away when he fouled an Andorra player.
Conor Coady and John Stones were also cautioned in the World Cup qualifier.
Phil Foden was also warned by referee Kateryna Monzul when he launched the ball high in the air after the half-time whistle.
“In the two cases, they are forms of dissent by action,” Hackett told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
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“I know that the England manager is very forthright in terms of his players playing with the right spirit and right attitude. I’ve no doubts that Gareth Southgate will be whispering in their ears saying that they should not be getting, what is in effect, a cheap yellow card.
“It’s a gimme for the referee. This is the international level, she’s not going to ignore it. They might get away with it in the Premier League. That’s not through weak refereeing but it’s a day to day occurrence.
“These guys have just got to get a little bit of self-discipline.
“Foden is an outstanding player. He just had a fantastic game, let the football do the talking. His passing and vision is incredible. He’s just absolutely world class. He’s been very effectively managed by Man City. It’s amazing.”