Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag revealed that Jadon Sancho was not selected for the game against Arsenal on the basis of his performance in training. The winger was notably absent from the squad even without being named on the injury list.
“Based on performance on training we didn’t select him.
“You have to reach the level every day at Manchester United”, Ten Hag said in the post-match press conference.
Jadon Sancho responds to Erik Ten Hag’s reasons for Arsenal snub
“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, I’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. And I play with fantastic players and grateful to do so which I know every week is a challenge”.
“I will continue to fight for this badge no matter what!”, he wrote on social media.
Jadon Sancho’s career under Erik Ten Hag has been quite tumultuous, having been sent to the Netherlands in the middle of the 22/23 season to train personally and recapture his form.
United and Ten Hag have not responded to Ten Hag’s comments, but there seem to be other reasons, presumably disciplinary, as to why the former Borussia Dortmund man has been snubbed.