120 Billion Problematic’, excluded from Manchester United’s first team training
Manchester United announced on its official website on the 14th (Korea Standard Time), “Sancho will be away from the first division and conduct a personal training program until the team’s discipline problem is resolved.” As a result, Sancho was excluded from the first team for the time being.
Sancho was once considered an England player of outstanding talent. A former Manchester City youth team, his skills began to improve after moving to Borussia Dortmund in Germany. Sancho, who scored 12 goals and 18 assists in 34 games in the Bundesliga in the 2018/19 season, also scored 17 goals and 17 assists in 32 games in the 2019/20 season. Born in 2000, Sancho achieved 10-10 (goal) in the league for the second consecutive year at the age of 20
Manchester United showed interest as Sancho grew into a top side resource in the Bundesliga. Manchester United recruited Sancho for 85 million euros (about 121.5 billion won) after fierce negotiations with Dortmund in the summer of 2021. After coming to Manchester United, Sancho’s downhill began. He scored only three goals and three assists in 29 games in the 2021/22 season. Last season, he did not improve with six goals and three assists in 26 games.
Sancho has come under fire for his public conflict with coach Eric Ten Haach this season. The starting point was the league match against Arsenal on the 4th. Sancho was excluded from the list in the match against Arsenal, where Manchester United lost 1-3. Regarding the reason for Sancho’s exclusion from the list, head coach Ten Haach said, “I was not satisfied with my performance in the training.”
Sancho did not put up with it. He wrote on his SNS account, “Please don’t believe everything you read. I wouldn’t allow myself to say something completely different from the truth. I did a very good job of training this week,” he posted. Sancho then said, “I believe there is another reason for being excluded from this game. I’ve been a victim for a long time and it’s unfair,” he claimed.
Ten Haach and Sancho talked this week to solve the problem but failed to reach a solution. Meanwhile, the conflict seemed to be sealed when Sancho deleted his SNS post, but it was not. There was still a grudge between the two.
Coach Ten Haach exploded at Sancho’s late training. Global sports media “The Athletic” said, “Coach Ten Haach and the coaches tried to get Sancho to work at least an hour earlier than other players to arrive on time. However, manager Ten Haach began to get angry at Sancho’s late arrival and poor training.
The reason why Manchester United pulled out the knife was Sancho’s attitude. According to global sports media “The Athletic,” Sancho refused to do so even though he continued to be asked to apologize to head coach Ten Haach. Unable to stand Sancho’s position, Manchester United made him train with youth players.
As Manchester United disciplined Sancho, there is a possibility of a transfer next winter. In fact, Sancho received a loan offer from Saudi Ritifark, but it was not achieved due to a fall in negotiations between the clubs. According to Britain’s “Metro,” Sancho’s former team Dortmund is tentatively considering a contract with Sancho.