Jadon Sancho feels like a scapegoat at Manchester United

Jadon Sancho says he has been “a scapegoat for a long time” after Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said he was dropped for Sunday’s game at Arsenal because of poor training performance.

I initially thought this was just a slap on the wrist, and am example of the manager demanding higher standards from his players. I mean, that would explain why Sancho is not getting into the starting line-up.

The same could be said about his international career because he doesn’t get selected by Gareth Southgate anymore.

Sancho did not travel to the Emirates Stadium for the game, which United lost 3-1 despite an opening goal from Marcus Rashford.

When asked why by reporters after the match, Ten Hag said Sancho had not reached the ‘level’ required to be included.

This led to Sancho releasing a statement on social media, which he used to call the manager a liar.

“Please don’t believe everything you read,” Sancho wrote.

“I will not allow people saying things that is completely untrue, I have conducted myself very well in training 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!”

The 23-year-old has struggled for consistent form since he joined the club from Borussia Dortmund in 2021.

Something isn’t right and it doesn’t look like Sancho wants to take responsibility.

Sancho suddenly sounds like a player that didn’t get a move he wanted in the final days of the transfer window.

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  1. I can understnd Jadon’s frustrations!
    Juryia still out on Eric ten Hag!
    ETH keeps playing Antony, who brings absolutely nothing to the ream! I think Jadon is better and should play ahead of him!

    1. Carfeul mate, at strettynews ETh is the messiah and no dissent is tolerated!

      on a serious note, how on earth did united shell out 85m quid on antony? i used to think he was a 50m pound player but he is absolutely garbage, he is 35m max. and every performance that goes down – and yet he plays every week and stinks out the place, no wonder sancho has issues.

      jury is certainly still out on ETH, not with the bloggers but to all serious pundits.

  2. EtH is a top manager who has the potential to turn fortunes around at Man Utd. We optimistically wanted top four and a trophy lase season and he delivered. Not a bad return after the car crash of previous seasons. Yes, it’s been a tricky start to the 2023-24 season, but there are plenty of mitigating reasons for this. Plenty of time for it all to click into place. I’m more concerned about how we end the season rather than how we start it.

  3. Unfortunately, JS, that’s not how it works. Players don’t say “ I’ve been great in training “ and the Manager then says “ OK then, you’re in.”
    The Manager looks at you in training and decides based on what he sees. That’s why he’s called The Manager.
    It happens to other players as well, so the chances of a vendetta against you personally are slim.

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