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Jadon Sancho Lashes Out at Erik ten Hag After Being Made a ‘Scapegoat’

Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho has hit back at Erik ten Hag after the manager criticised recent training performances.

This comes after the Red Devils lost to Arsenal on Sunday after the Gunners scored two stoppage time goals courtesy of Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus.

Englishman Sancho did not travel to London with the team, and his absence was noted by fans and journalists alike. Even more so after this disastrous result which leaves United in the bottom half of the table.

Ten Hag revealed afterwards that: “Jadon, on his performances in training we did not select him.”

“You have to reach a level every day at Manchester United and we can make choices in the front line. So, for this game he was not selected.”

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However, following those comments, Sancho took to X to respond, claiming he has been made a scapegoat and warning fans to “not believe everything you read”.

Sancho: “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, 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!”

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This follows a series of diplomatic tensions between Ten Hag and his players since joining the club in May 2022, he had a famous falling out with Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese’s interview with Piers Morgan.

As for Sancho, the former Manchester City youth product has struggled since joining United from Borussia Dortmund.

Part of the famed treble with Erling Haaland and Jude Bellingham, Sancho shone in Germany as he scored 50 goals in 134 games, and also has made 23 appearances for England.

At United, however, he has just 12 goals in 82 appearances and has been in mixed form. But, if the tensions with his manager increase, there may not be much chance of him staying around for much longer. Just ask Ronaldo.

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