After being questioned about his training by Man United manager Erik ten Hag, Jadon Sancho responds: I’ve served as a scapegoat.

In response to his problems at United, Jadon Sancho claims that Erik ten Hag’s appraisal of his training performances this week is “completely untrue” and that he has being used as a scapegoat.

Sancho was left off the matchday roster for Manchester United’s 3-1 loss to Arsenal on Sunday, and after the game, Ten Hag claimed that the 22-year-old had been benched because of subpar workout efforts.

Sancho, however, thinks there are further factors at play that account for his lessened significance in United’s strategy. In a statement on social media, he urged readers to exercise caution when reading. “I will not allow people saying things that is [sic] completely untrue, I have conducted myself in training very well this week. I believe there are other reasons for this matter that I won’t go into, I’ve been a scapegoat for a long time which isn’t fair! “All I want to do is play football with a smile on my face and contribute to my team. I respect all decisions that are made by the coaching staff, I play with fantastic players and grateful to do so [sic] which I know every week is a challenge. I will continue to fight for this badge no matter what!”

Prior to this season, Sancho has appeared in each of United’s three Premier League contests; he was a substitute in this past weekend’s victory over Nottingham Forest. The addition of Sergio Regulion on loan and Rasmus Hojlund’s return from injury gave Ten Hag, who had a bench of nine substitutes, more choices.

The manager of United claimed, “Based on his performance in training, we didn’t select him. He wasn’t chosen for this game because “you have to reach the level every day at Manchester United, you can make choices in the front line.”

Sancho has made 82 appearances across all competitions since moving to United from Borussia Dortmund in July 2021, when he was signed for an initial €85 million. He has contributed six assists along with his 12 goals.