Jadon Sancho has been banned from using all first-team facilities at Manchester United’s Carrington training ground amid his ongoing feud with manager Erik ten Hag, according to reports.
The United winger has been exiled from Ten Hag’s squad as he refuses to back down and apologise to the head coach after hitting out at him in a now-deleted social media post.
Sancho claimed he was being made a ‘scapegoat’ in an online retort after being dropped from United’s matchday squad in a 3-1 defeat against Arsenal at the start of September.
He has since been made to train with the club’s academy teams and the sour situation has worsened with the 23-year-old now being barred from using senior squad facilities including the dining room, The Mirror reports.
While United’s first-team superstars dine together, Sancho must instead eat with members of the youth teams as punishment.
Ten Hag’s hardcore approach to discipline means Sancho won’t be welcomed back into the fray until he apologises for his actions and accepts he was in the wrong. The ultimatum places Sancho’s future at the 13-time Premier League champions within his own grasp.
However, that is a situation the disgruntled player appears unwilling to resolve at this stage as he continues to keep his distance from other first-team players and staff around the club.
Sancho is unhappy with the latest action taken by Ten Hag that means his access around the training ground is limited and the feud between the pair has been described as having no current end date.
England staff had similarly became frustrated with his time-keeping and attitude during past appearances with the national team.
The current right-wing crisis within Ten Hag’s side mans Sancho would find himself in a position to have his best crack yet at getting consistent starting minutes if he can mend his relationship with the United boss.
Antony remains unavailable for selection while he takes time away from the team to deal with domestic abuse allegations, Mason Greenwood has no future at the club and is on loan in LaLiga, while upcoming star Amad Diallo remains a long-term injury absentee.
Uruguayan hopeful Facundo Pellistri is currently the only natural right-winger at Ten Hag’s disposal with Sancho recently left out of the travelling squad in United’s weekend win over Burnley.