Jadon Sancho has responded to Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag’s accusations that he was pulled for the team’s Premier League loss against Arsenal due to poor training performances, stating he has been “made a scapegoat.”
Sancho, 23, was left out of the matchday squad for United’s 3-1 loss at the Emirates, and Ten Hag claimed after the game that the winger had failed to meet expectations in training this week.
“On his performance on training we didn’t select him,” Ten Hag said when asked about Sancho’s absence from the 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.”
But within an hour of Ten Hag’s comments in the postmatch news conference, Sancho issued a statement on X to reject claims he said were “completely untrue.”
“Please don’t believe everything you read! I will not allow people saying things that is completely untrue,” Sancho posted. “I have conducted myself in training very well this week.
“I believe there are other reasons for this matter that I won’t get into, I’ve been a scapegoat for a long time which isn’t fair!”
Sancho added, “All I want to do is to play football with a smile on my face and contribute to my team.”
Here Is Sancho’s Response Erik Ten Hag