In a turn of events that has sparked widespread speculation, Manchester United’s Jadon Sancho has reportedly been removed from the club’s official Whatsapp group amidst ongoing tension over his future at Old Trafford.
Sancho, who made a modest appearance tally in United’s first games of the Premier League season, has conspicuously been missing from action since then. The notable exclusion of the English winger from the team sheet against Arsenal pre-international break in September was followed by Erik ten Hag’s candid remarks about Sancho’s unsatisfactory performance in training.
In response to being sidelined, Sancho publicly rejected notions of underperformance, suggesting that he’s been unfairly made out to be the problem. The stalemate intensified with reports that while Ten Hag was open to the idea of Sancho making an amends to return to the fold, Sancho himself has not acquiesced to such terms.
Further inquiries into Sancho’s situation have been met with a firm resolve from Ten Hag, who maintains that there has been no shift in Sancho’s current exclusion from training with the main team. The writing seems to be on the wall for the 23-year-old’s tenure at the club, as rumours swell about a potential loan exit when the transfer window reopens in January.
It’s now been said that Sancho has been excluded from digital correspondence within the team, suggesting a decisive step by Ten Hag to reinforce his disciplinary measures, as reported by The Sun.
Isolated from squad conversations and tactical planning, Sancho’s future at United is increasingly uncertain. Despite this, his prospects remain bright, with potential suitors lining up, including interest from other Premier League teams. Tottenham Hotspur have been identified as one of the clubs keeping tabs on the situation, potentially looking to bring the former Manchester City academy product to North London.
Whether United will entertain bids from a close league competitor, especially with Spurs currently outpacing them in the race for European places, adds a strategic edge to any forthcoming negotiations. The January window is poised to be a pivotal juncture for both Sancho’s career trajectory and Manchester United’s squad dynamics as they navigate the second half of the season.