Manchester United has confirmed that Jadon Sancho will be separated from the first-team training due to an ongoing disciplinary issue.
The development follows Sancho’s public disagreement with manager Erik ten Hag over being left out during the 3-1 loss to Arsenal. The club has not set a date for the 23-year-old’s return to first-team activities.
In a statement, the club said that Sancho will continue individual training away from the main squad until the disciplinary matter is resolved. Sancho’s disagreement with Ten Hag stems from the manager’s public comments attributing his omission from the Arsenal game to subpar training sessions, a claim Sancho refuted on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter. The post has since been deleted, a move seen by insiders as a positive development.
Sancho’s absence from the upcoming Brighton game further narrows ten Hag’s selection options, especially with Brazil winger Antony also unavailable due to a leave of absence following misconduct allegations.
Additionally, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Mason Mount, and Raphaël Varane missed the Arsenal game because of injuries, while new acquisition Sofyan Amrabat was sent back from international duty with Morocco due to a back issue.