According to a new report, the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) has reached out to Manchester United regarding the ongoing Jadon Sancho situation.
Sancho has not played for United since August 26, the week before he was excluded from the matchday squad for the 3-1 loss to Arsenal.
Manager Erik ten Hag explained after the match that the 23-year-old was left out due to subpar training performances, a claim Sancho disputed on social media.
While it was reported that Ten Hag wanted Sancho to apologize to him, that has not happened, and the winger has been ‘exiled’ from using first-team facilities, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
United has confirmed that the England international is working on a personal training program separate from the rest of the squad.
According toThe Times, the PFA – the union that represents footballers – is now involved, and has contacted both United and Sancho in an attempt to assist the player and Ten Hag with solving their differences.
Ten Hag reiterated in his pre-match press conference ahead of last Saturday’s win over Burnley that Sancho’s return was up to the 23-year-old himself, and he appears unlikely to be involved in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup clash with Crystal Palace.
In his first comments after Sancho’s public statement, ahead of the 3-1 defeat to Brighton, Ten Hag refused to address the winger by name, but did make a general comment on United’s culture prior to the Dutchman’s arrival.
He stated: “The club asked me, because there was a no-good culture before last season, to set some standards. That’s what I did. It’s my job to control the standards.”
Sancho received interest from Saudi Arabian clubs prior to their transfer window closing earlier this month, but a move failed to materialise and he will be staying at United until at least January.
According to theDaily Mirror, a return to former club Borussia Dortmund is off the table, with the German giants not said to be actively pursuing his signature ahead of the upcoming window.