Erik ten Hag wants Jadon Sancho to apologise for his social media post claiming to have been “made a scapegoat for a long time” before the winger returns to the Manchester United first team.
United said on Thursday that Sancho is currently on a “personal training programme” pending the resolution of a “squad discipline issue”.
Ten Hag is not prepared to back down and will not allow his authority to be challenged. He wants Sancho to apologise to him and the club, otherwise he will not play for United under the manager.
Ten Hag has no problem with players approaching him privately to discuss his decisions but they cannot criticise him or the club, or vent their frustrations, in a public forum.
However, Sancho has so far refused to meet Ten Hag’s demands for an apology, believing he was within his rights to respond to the criticism that was shared to a global audience and he saw as questioning his professionalism.