‘Feuding with Ten Hach’ Sancho has discipline issues from Dortmund days…late to training + all-nighters playing without sleep
Jadon Sancho apparently had attitude problems even during his time at Dortmund.
Manchester United source ‘Utd Report’ was quoted by Germany’s ‘Bild’ on Sunday as saying, “Sancho’s discipline problems were always a concern when he played for Dortmund. He would be late for training or disappear for two or three days after a game,” the report said.
“The biggest problem, according to Dortmund hierarchy, is that Sancho sleeps too little and plays through the night,” he added.
Sancho joined Dortmund from Manchester City’s youth academy in 2017. After gradually increasing his playing time, it wasn’t until the 2018-19 season that Sancho really started to make his mark, when he led the Bundesliga with 12 goals and 14 assists. The following season, he scored 17 goals and provided 16 assists in the league.
Man Utd were interested and signed him for €85 million in the summer of 2021. However, his first season was a disappointment. Sancho made 29 Premier League (PL) appearances, scoring three goals and providing three assists. This was a far cry from his previous three seasons at Dortmund, where he racked up 20-30 attacking points in the league alone.
He didn’t make much of an impact last season either. With the arrival of new coach Ten Hagh, he tried to show a different side, but it didn’t work out. In particular, Sancho struggled with illness ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which led to him being left out of England’s final World Cup roster.
His lack of form took a toll on him mentally. This caused Sancho to leave the club for a while to train privately. He returned after a 100-day absence and ended up with six goals and three assists in 26 league games.
This season, he’s bounced back. Despite a strong preseason, his opportunities are still limited. He started the season as a substitute in three consecutive league games. In the fourth round against Arsenal, he was left off the roster altogether.
In the meantime, Marcus Rashford, Alejandro Garnacho, and Anthony have taken over the left flank. When Rashford wasn’t deployed on the left, Garnacho was given the opportunity, and Anthony started all four games on the right wing. Facundo Felistri came off the bench midway through the game to replace Anthony.
Then something went wrong. After Sancho was left out of the squad against Arsenal in September, the last game before the international break, Van Gaal said, “I watched him in training and I didn’t pick him. At United, we always demand a certain level and you have to be up to it,” he said, explaining his decision to leave Sancho out of the squad.
In the midst of the frustration, when Van Gaal pointed out his performance in training, Sancho exploded, writing on social media, “Please don’t believe everything! I trained very well this week. I think there are other reasons why I didn’t play. I’ve been a scapegoat for a long time. All I want is to play football with a smile on my face. I respect all the decisions of the coaching staff. I will continue to fight for this team,” he said.
This led to rumors of a feud with coach Ten Haag. He has since deleted the post after the controversy escalated. He also returned to training after the international break. However, the club’s own decision was to exclude him from first-team training. “Sancho is excluded from first-team training until his disciplinary issues are resolved. He will continue to train privately.”
The Telegraph reported on the 15th that “Sancho rejected Van Gaal’s demand for a public apology. He was expelled from the first-team squad with immediate effect. Sancho believes he is the victim of a double standard at the club.” The news came as a surprise. 토토사이트
Global media outlet ESPN reported on Friday that “Man United players have called on Sancho to apologize. Sancho has been at odds with manager Eric ten Haag since being excluded from the Arsenal game earlier this month. He has been banished from first-team training but still refuses to apologize and there is no indication when he will return,” ESPN reported.
“This situation has been going on for over three weeks. Now England teammates including Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire have spoken out and told Sancho to go to Van Gaal and apologize. The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) is also looking to mediate between Sancho and van Gaal.”