After failing to catch the Dutchman&aposs eye during training in the build-up to United&aposs 3-1 defeat to Arsenal earlier this month, Sancho was left out of the matchday squad for the clash at the Emirates Stadium. Ten Hag addressed Sancho&aposs absence in his post-match press conference and it resulted in the former Borussia Dortmund man responding with a statement issued on social media.
The 23-year-old disagreed with Ten Hag&aposs comments and it remains to be seen if he will be drafted back into the former Ajax boss&apos plans for Saturday&aposs clash with Brighton & Hove Albion. He has featured in three of United&aposs opening four matches this season, coming off the bench in all three games.
Sancho has failed to kick on since joining United from Borussia Dortmund in July 2021, scoring just 12 goals and registering six assists in 82 appearances.
One way or another, the current situation needs to be resolved quickly. United are short on wide options and Sancho needs to make the most of any opportunities that come his way if Ten Hag looks to welcome him back into the team.
And for Silvestre, who spent nine years in M16, Sancho needs to respond to recent events by proving that “he can make a difference” in United colours.
Speaking to bettingexpert.com, he said: “The thing is, with all this noise, that you would rather focus on football and perform whether it&aposs in training or in matches; you want to be on top.
“It&aposs not a good situation for him and the team. He was brought in to be a good asset for the club, and ideally, he should have grown after a great time at Dortmund, but unfortunately, he hasn&apost reached that level yet.
“There is a question mark around him, for sure, and his response has to be on the football pitch, and he needs to show in training that he can make a difference. United need to be on top every single game to challenge Man City and Arsenal, so hopefully he will start performing better soon.”
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