Manchester United star Jadon Sancho claimed on Sunday he has been “a scapegoat for a long time” as he hit back at coach Erik ten Hag’s claim he had been dropped because of poor training performances.
The 23-year-old did not travel to London for Sunday’s Premier League match which saw United lose 3-1 to Arsenal.
“Jadon, on his performances in training we did not select him,” said United boss Ten Hag after the game.
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“You have to reach a level every day at Manchester United and we can make choices in the front line. So for this game he was not selected.”
However, Sancho hit back later Sunday.
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“Please don’t believe everything you read! I will not allow people saying things that is completely untrue, I have conducted myself in training very well this week,” he wrote on social media.
“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!
“I respect all decisions that are made by the coaching staff, I play with fantastic players and (am) grateful to do so which I know every week is a challenge. I will continue to fight for this badge no matter what!”
England international Sancho moved to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund for £73million in 2021 but has struggled to make an impact with just 12 goals in 82 appearances in all competitions.