Jadon Sancho’s very public fallout with Erik ten Hag has caused mass hysteria amongst the Manchester United faithful.
The 23-year-old posted a message on his X account that seemed to imply he was scapegoated for other people’s poor performances and since then, there have been leaks from the media about the situation.
Ten Hag was reportedly let down over the training performances of the winger and after his public backing of the former Borussia Dortmund winger, he has felt let down by the winger’s latest discretion.
The question that has been asked is whether the winger has a future at United but, at the moment, that seems unlikely.
Ben Foster’s views on the situation
“If Sir Alex is the manager, and Jadon Sancho does this, he will never see the light of the day again for United,” the now-retired goalkeeper said on the United Stand. “He’ll never play for the club, he’ll never be allowed in the training ground.”
Whether Ten Hag would take such a strong approach with Sancho remains to be seen, but there will surely be repercussions for his actions.
Foster’s views on player power
One thing that this rather messy situation has brought to light, once again, is the increase in player power that has changed football so much in the last decade or two.
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“Statements like that, so soon after a game is not going to help you,” Foster said. “It’s petulant, reactive, and disrespectful and it becomes a massive storm of issues.
“People will now ask questions about Ten Hag and whether he is losing the dressing room, it just adds unnecessary pressure and undermines the manager.”
The next two weeks will now centre around the issue between the pair but there are rumours that the Dutchman is keen to hold clear-the-air talks with the Englishman according to the Daily Mail.