Manchester United favourite backs Erik ten Hag on Jadon Sancho decision

Sancho caused a storm following United&aposs 3-1 defeat to Arsenal before the international break after he publically challenged Ten Hag. The manager said he left the winger at home due to poor performances in training, which Sancho disagreed with in a now-deleted tweet, saying he would not be made a &aposscapegoat&apos.

It was announced on Thursday that Sancho will train individually for an indefinite period of time and won&apost be available for selection. It&aposs a decision that former striker Berbatov backs and believes legendary manager Ferguson would as well.

“I will not be surprised if Sancho struggles to get game time for United from here,” Berbatov told BetFair. “Players sometimes think they are really important and they can change something when they speak publicly.

“In reality, they only make the situation worse. In this case, I did not like what happened, and Sancho should have gone directly to Erik ten Hag and spoken to him man to man. Things could go either way now. If the manager likes you as a player, even if you make mistakes along the way, it will be easier for him to forgive you, keep you around and continue to give you another chance.

“If he doesn&apost like you, then the situation becomes difficult. You will need to work even harder to get back into the team. Had Jadon Sancho done this when Sir Alex Ferguson was the manager, then he would have been out, because no one is bigger than the team.

“Ten Hag has shown that he can be strong when he needs to be, like in the case with Ronaldo. This manager stands his ground, he knows what he wants and can sacrifice big stars. He is not afraid to get his hands dirty in situations like this because he is the manager, the guy in charge, and has the authority.

“Ten Hag has the right to speak about why he made certain decisions. If Sancho did not train well, then that is why he was out of the team. Sancho should not have gone public on social media and instead should have gone directly to the manager&aposs office, and said that he was giving everything and will do better next time.

“He should have kept it inside instead of blowing it out of proportion, because now we are speaking about this rather than football.”

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