Man United star Sancho must make public apology to play again - Sources

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

18th Sep, 2023 | 3:00pm

Jadon Sancho: Man United star must make public apology to play again

Jadon Sancho must make a public and private apology in order to be restored to the Man United squad, sources have told Football Insider.

The winger, 23, has fallen out with manager Erik ten Hag after a public clash played out in the media.

Earlier this month, Ten Hag claimed the England international was left out of the squad which lost 3-1 at Arsenal on 3 September due to below-par training performances.

The winger hit back on social media in a post which has since been deleted, claiming he has been a “scapegoat” for a long time at the club and insisted he has conducted himself “very well” in training.

Man United confirmed via a statement last week (14 September) that Sancho will train away from the first-team group “pending resolution of a squad discipline issue”.

Prior to the bust-up, the England international had made three substitute appearances in the 2023-24 campaign.

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He cost a reported £73million when he joined Man United from Borussia Dortmund in July 2021.

The ex-Man City youngster signed a lucrative contract running until June 2026.

According to FBRef, Sancho earns a weekly wage of £250,000 – meaning he is among the highest earners at Old Trafford.

He has managed 12 goals and six assists for the club since his arrival.

Man United have picked up just six points from their opening five games in the 2023-24 campaign.

Ten Hag’s side slipped to a disappointing 3-1 home loss against Brighton on Saturday (16 September).

The Red Devils face Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday (20 September).

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