English player, Jadon Sancho has responded to Erik ten Hag’s decision to drop him from the Manchester United lineup for their game against Arsenal. The match at the Emirates Stadium ended in a 3-1 victory for the Gunners, with Jadon Sancho notably missing from the Man United squad.
In the first half of the game, Marcus Rashford surprised everyone by giving United the lead, even though they were against the flow of play. However, Arsenal quickly leveled the score through Martin Odegaard’s goal.
In the latter stages of the match, Manchester United believed they had secured a late victory when Alejandro Garnacho found the back of the net. Unfortunately, their joy was short-lived as the goal was disallowed due to an offside call.
Sancho’s absence from the squad and the subsequent defeat sparked a reaction from the talented winger, as he aimed to address the situation created by his manager’s decision.
The Gunners clinched the win against United with a late twist as Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus scored deep into added time, securing all three points.
After the match, Erik ten Hag couldn’t hide his frustration. He expressed his belief that Alejandro Garnacho’s disallowed goal should have stood and argued that Rasmus Hojlund should have been awarded a penalty during his United debut.
Regarding Jadon Sancho’s absence from the squad, Ten Hag explained that it was due to training-related issues. Instead of Sancho, he opted to include young talents Dan Gore and Hannibal Mejbri in the lineup.
Erik Ten Hag explained why Sancho wasn’t picked against Arsenal
“On his performance on training we didn’t select him,” The Dutch manager said, when asked about Sancho’s absence from the travelling squad.
“You have to reach the level every day at Manchester United. You can make choices in the front line, so in this game he wasn’t selected.”
Jadon Sancho responds to Ten Hag
In a statement posted on X Jadon Sancho Said:
“Please don’t believe everything you read! I will not allow people saying things that is completely untrue
“I have conducted myself in training very well this week. I believe there are other reasons for this matter that I won’t go into, I have been a scapegoat for a long time which isn’t fair! All I want to do is play football with a smile on my face and contribute to my team.
“I respect all decisions that are made by the coaching staff, I play with fantastic players and grateful to do so which I know every week is a challenge. I will continue to fight for this badge no matter what!”Jadon Sancho on X