Despite earning Gary Lineker support, Jadon Sancho told “he’ll never play for Manchester United” if Sir Alex Ferguson managed the team

Jadon Sancho has landed himself in hot waters following his recent statement against his Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag. The Dutch manager had left the player out of his squad against Arsenal and later said it was due to him not training up to standards.

This led to Sancho issuing a statement that said the accusations were false and that he was tired of being the scapegoat. The situation has been a source of great disappointment for the club and its fans. A meeting is already scheduled where Erik will speak with Jadon Sancho to solve the situation. The whole incident has also further divided opinions, with some supporting the player, and some bashing him.

Former United GK slams Jadon Sancho conduct

After the incident went public, goalkeeper Ben Forster didn’t hesitate to give his take on the dispute. Ben was a former player for Manchester United and recently played for Wrexham before retiring. He played under Sir Alex Ferguson and revealed that the stunt Jadon pulled would have seen him being blacklisted from the club if the former legendary manager was still around.

The former United manager was known for dealing with difficult players in a very strict way, with the players often having to leave the club.

Speaking on the YouTube channelThe United Stand’, he said, “If Alex Ferguson is manager at this moment in time of Manchester United, and Jadon Sancho does this, he will never see the light of day again for Man United. He’ll never play for this club, he’ll never be allowed in the training ground, you are done mate.”

He further said that it was a bad decision from Sancho to put his manager on the spot, “It’s petulant, it’s reactive it’s emotional, it’s disrespectful, it just becomes a massive storm of news.”

However, Ten Hag has no intentions to let Sancho out, with insiders claiming the Dutchman still believes in the player and his abilities.

Sancho’s public outburst backed by Gary Lineker

However, Sancho found some support in a former Premier League player by the name of Gary Lineker. The former England star took to Twitter to share his opinion on the matter, saying, “So the manager can go public, but the player can’t. Interesting.”

Evidently, it is important to note that Erik ten Hag was the first to put Sancho in the spotlight questioning his work ethic. Sancho has been in a tough spot since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in 2021 for a big fee. He has failed to live up to expectations, partly due to changes in the management and injury issues. He has been a benchwarmer in recent times, with Brazilian forward Antony preferred over him.

All of this has obviously built up some anger in the player and he may have gotten tired of hearing his name in the media in a negative way. Though his public outburst is definitely not right, even the manager should have not put his player vulnerable in the media like that.

Hopefully, the situation will be resolved soon with the pair meeting. What do you think about the situation? Is Jadon Sancho right for what he did, or should he be punished for his actions? Let us know in the comments below!

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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