Manchester United insiders have stated that the relationship between winger Jadon Sancho and head coach Erik Ten Hag is now totally beyond repair.
The pair have been in a very public row since Ten Hag openly criticized Sancho’s work ethic in training earlier this month.
Jadon Sancho and Erik Ten Hag at loggerheads
When pressed on the matter following his side’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, Ten Hag stated, “I do not comment about unavailable players. I don’t know, it’s up to him.”
According to British newspaper i, Sancho and Ten Hag remain at war, with a club insider stating that the former Borussia Dortmund wonder-kid’s return to the first team remains “a distant dream”.
The United boss will only allow Sancho to return if he apologizes to him, his staff, and the rest of the first-team squad. However, the 23-year-old has no intention to do so at this stage.
Sancho has since been completely exiled from all first-team facilities at United’s Carrington Training Ground, including the first team’s dining room, and has been told to stay away from Old Trafford on matchdays.
Sources went on to say, “If he [Sancho] were simply to apologize now and admit the manager was right, it would undermine going public with his views and invite similar treatment in the future”.