Jadon Sancho, a winger for Manchester United, erased his social media post this week, but his future is still unknown.
Dwight Yorke, a former striker for Manchester United, was taken aback by how the Jadon Sancho and Erik ten Hag incident played out in the media.
Ten Hag was questioned about Sancho’s absence from the team that traveled to North London after the team’s defeat to Arsenal previous to the break. The winger had not performed well enough in practice, in his opinion.
Sancho responded that he was being used as a “scapegoat” and called the remarks “untrue.” The 23-year-old removed his post from social media on Tuesday.
However, the harm had already been done, and Sancho’s future at United is still up in the air. When questioned about the circumstance by MEN Sport, Yorke said he would have preferred to have the disagreements between the manager and player resolved behind the scenes.
“Player Jadon Sancho and manager Erik ten Hag won’t want to get to the point where their conflict is in the public eye,” he stated. I’ve witnessed many players and coaches have disagreements over the years, but this is the first time I’ve seen it happen in the open.
“United typically manages these circumstances successfully. Ten Hag has a difficult task ahead of him because of the club’s poor performance this season and problems off the field, but it is his responsibility to make difficult choices.
“Having players fall out with him won’t boost the team’s morale, so if that means leaving players off the roster or even getting rid of them, then be it. Clearly, United is experiencing some internal problems at the moment, but I wouldn’t describe the circumstance as terrifying. It raises several issues, though.