Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag has no intention of backing down in his stand-off with Jadon Sancho; Ten Hag will not allow Sancho to return to first-team training until he apologises; watch Man Utd vs Palace on Tuesday, live on Sky Sports Football from 7.30pm; kick-off 8pm
By Kaveh Solhekol and Melissa Reddy
Tuesday 26 September 2023 16:48, UK
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has no intention of backing down in his stand-off with Jadon Sancho.
Sancho has not featured for the club this month after saying on social media he has «been a scapegoat for a long time» on September 3.
That was in response to Ten Hag stating he did not select the winger in the squad for the defeat at Arsenal due to his «performance in training».
United were hoping that the matter would have been resolved during the international break, with director of football John Murtough and CEO Richard Arnold trying to mediate.
There is still no compromise from either party and United maintain an apology from Sancho to Ten Hag is key to a resolution.
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Ten Hag cannot condone his authority being publicly undermined by a player — he was effectively called a liar — in a clear breach of disciplinary rules.
The Professional Footballers' Association has offered its support to Sancho, who feels unfairly treated. Sky Sports News has been told senior players at United have also tried to remedy the situation.
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Some players sympathise with Sancho but no one thinks he should have posted the now-deleted message on X, formerly known as Twitter, thathad been viewed more than 60 million times.
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