My1sttoday Sports — According to reports, there is growing discontent among Manchester United players regarding the management of their head coach, Erik ten Hag.
This frustration stems from his treatment of star players Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho. Last season, Ronaldo left the club following a public disagreement with Ten Hag, where he had been benched for parts of the 2022-23 campaign.
Subsequently, Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League, while United achieved Champions League qualification and won the League Cup under Ten Hag’s leadership.
However, results in the 2023-24 season have not been favorable for the Red Devils. Jadon Sancho has reportedly been excluded from the squad due to issues with meeting the manager’s training demands.
Sancho expressed his frustration on social media, and it’s rumored that he won’t be reinstated until he offers an apology. These developments have not been well-received by the players.
Former Manchester United striker Alan Brazil, who claims to have inside sources at the club, stated on talkSPORT that the dressing room has turned against Ten Hag.
According to Brazil, a player informed him that the squad is unhappy with the manager’s treatment of both Ronaldo and Sancho. Ronaldo’s treatment and Sancho’s dedication to training have become points of contention among the team.
There are reports that United is looking to offload Sancho in the winter transfer window, as Ten Hag is reportedly frustrated with what he sees as Sancho’s disruptive behavior.
Since his £72 million move to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund in 2021, Sancho has struggled to meet expectations, scoring only nine goals in 55 Premier League appearances. Rumors suggest he might return to Dortmund or even join Juventus.
The situation is unlikely to be resolved soon, as Sancho’s standoff with Ten Hag continues. Manchester United is scheduled to face Sheffield United in the Premier League on October 21, followed by a Champions League match against Copenhagen.
However, it’s doubtful that Sancho will participate in either game given the ongoing issues with Ten Hag.