The Red Devils have started the new Premier League campaign with a squad crisis.
Jadon Sancho will train separately from the rest of Manchester United’s squad after his recent media outburst against Erik ten Hag.
The Dutch manager said he omitted Sancho from United’s matchday squad due to his underwhelming performance in training. The comments triggered a response from Sancho, who claimed he was being used as a “scapegoat” for the team’s problems.
On Thursday, United officially confirmed that Sancho won’t continue training with the first team until his “disciplinary issue” is resolved.
The England international joins eight other Man Utd players who are not available for selection. Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Mason Mount, Kobbie Mainoo, and Amad Dialo are out with injuries. Antony is also suspended amid allegations of domestic abuse from his former girlfriend and two other women.
Sancho emerged as a candidate to replace Antony in United’s lineup, but his exile from the squad will force Ten Hag to look for another solution.
The Red Devils have claimed six points from their four league games so far this season. Ten Hag’s men will host Brighton in their first match after the international break before travelling to Munich for a Champions League match next Wednesday.