Manchester United are dealing with a fall-out between Erik ten Hag and winger Jadon Sancho.

Jadon Sancho and Erik ten Hag have opposing views over why he was left out of the squad at the weekend.

Sancho is currently cutting a frustrated figure, already annoyed after not being selected as a starter in any of the opening three Premier League games.

Ten Hag feels Sancho’s training levels have not been as high as they could be. Sancho has made clear he disagrees.

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka points the way forward

A lack of game time will be annoying for Sancho, who did feature prominently in pre-season. He will feel he has put in the work, and deserves an opportunity to start.

However, even if he feels Ten Hag’s comments were wrong, the way to prove a point is on the training pitch, and there is nobody better to prove a point on this than £50 million defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Wan-Bissaka had looked to be on his way out last Autumn. Impacted by injury, when he was fit, Erik ten Hag overlooked him.

There were even a couple of occasions where Ten Hag preferred to play Tyrell Malacia at right-back, than turn to Wan-Bissaka.

To the defender’s huge credit, he got his head down, worked hard, and took his opportunity when it came.

Wan-Bissaka is now regarded as Manchester United’s number one right-back, a top professional, who is yet to let an opposing winger get the better of him.

Sancho can use this as a turning point

Jadon Sancho had a couple of issues at Borussia Dortmund before kicking on and making a name for himself.

He can still use this unfortunate experience as a turning point in his Manchester United career.

Now entering his third season at the club, Sancho will be frustrated at how it has panned out so far.

It may be more convenient to point the finger at Ten Hag, however, the onus is on him to raise his levels and fulfil his potential. Wan-Bissaka should be an unlikely inspiration.

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