Sancho was omitted from the matchday squad against Premier League rivals Arsenal on Sunday afternoon as Ten Hag reasoned that decision in his pre-match interview. Ten Hag indicated Sancho had not been up to scratch with his performance levels in training before the trip to the Emirates Stadium.
However, while that suggestion was vehemently denied by the 23-year-old in a social media post uploaded soon after the final whistle, the United manager is thought to stand by his original comments. That has thrown Sancho&aposs future at Old Trafford into serious doubt.
According to former United goalkeeper Foster, though, there would be no debate needed with Sir Alex still at the helm. Indeed, the popular media figure and podcaster – who retired from playing for the second time this campaign after a short spell at Hollywood-backed Wrexham – says Sancho would have a one-way ticket to the door.
Foster was asked about the situation on The United Stand YouTube channel. He said: “It&aposs crazy mate. If [Sir] 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 Manchester United.
“He&aposll never play for this club and he&aposll never be allowed at the training ground. You are done, mate.”
Foster, 40, continued: “I understand when [ex-] players say they would do the same thing, that&aposs fantastic, you are allowed to do that if you want to, but it&aposs not going to help you.
“It&aposs petulant, it&aposs reactive, it&aposs emotional, it&aposs disrespectful. It [has] just become this massive storm of news.
“Everyone wants to know; what&aposs up with Sancho? What&aposs up with Ten Hag? Has he lost the dressing room? What were Sancho&aposs training sessions like this week? Sancho says he&aposs applied himself very well in training, fantastic, you should be applying yourself very well, that&aposs the minimum.”
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A goalkeeper, a midfielder and a striker were Erik ten Hag&aposs priorities heading into the summer window, but injuries early on in the season mean United are in need of further reinforcements.
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