After Jadon Sancho was compelled to coach away from Manchester United’s first crew due to a “self-discipline situation,” supervisor Erik ten Hag mentioned Friday his gamers should abide by his strict guidelines.
Sancho claimed on social media that he had been made a “scapegoat” after being lower from United’s squad for its 3-1 loss to Arsenal this month.
He’s now on a “private coaching program” till the matter is resolved, United mentioned.
Ten Hag, who has beforehand taken a hardline stance after transgressions by Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford, declined to enter element about Sancho. However he made it clear he meant to stamp his authority on the membership.
“Strict traces is what the membership requested me as a result of there was no good tradition earlier than I entered final season,” the Dutch coach mentioned forward of Saturday’s Premier League recreation in opposition to Brighton.
“So to set good requirements, that’s what I did and it’s my job to regulate the requirements.
“After all, it’s by no means (the case that) somebody solely makes one mistake, it’s a entire course of earlier than you come to a sure end result about strict traces. If (it’s) employees or gamers or whoever, there’s a construction to cross traces so it’s important to be sturdy.”
Ten Hag had mentioned Sancho was dropped from the Arsenal recreation due to his performances in coaching.
Sancho gave his opinion in a submit on X, previously referred to as Twitter, when he mentioned he wouldn’t permit folks to say issues that have been “fully unfaithful.”
“I consider there are different causes for this matter that I gained’t go into,” he mentioned. “l’ve been a scapegoat for a very long time which isn’t honest!”
The scenario with Sancho will not be the one off-field situation that has solid a shadow over United’s season.
Mason Greenwood was allowed to affix Getafe on mortgage after he and United mutually agreed to half methods six months after a felony investigation of tried rape was closed by prosecutors.
Brazil winger Antony is presently on depart whereas he addresses allegations of home abuse.
Ten Hag mentioned he had “no thought” how lengthy Antony could be unavailable.