Jadon Sancho’s ongoing issues at Manchester United have taken a new turn with reports suggesting he has been removed from the club’s WhatsApp group after his clash with manager Erik ten Hag led to his exclusion from first-team training.
Sancho’s troubles began in September when he accused Ten Hag of lying about his omission from the Man United squad for the 3-1 defeat by Arsenal.
Ten Hag had told the press that Sancho’s performance in training wasn’t up to par, and the Englishman responded by disputing these claims on social media, which didn’t sit well with his boss.
As a result, Ten Hag exiled Sancho from the first team, forcing the £73 million signing from Dortmund to train with academy players. He was also reportedly barred from using first-team facilities, including the canteen.
Now, The Sun reports that Ten Hag has gone a step further by removing Sancho from Manchester United’s WhatsApp group, which is used by the coaching staff to update the first team.
Sancho is said to be unhappy with his treatment at the club but is unwilling to apologize to Ten Hag, even though he deleted the contentious social media post.
According to Man United sources, the situation between Sancho and Ten Hag has reached an “impasse,” and there is no way back for the player until he decides to apologize to his boss.
Despite the issues surrounding Sancho, Manchester United managed to secure a last-gasp victory over Fulham in their most recent match, with Bruno Fernandes finding the back of the net.