Erik ten Hag’s ruthless approach during his early days at Old Trafford led to a lot of encouraging results and appreciation from fans. But now it is apparently starting to divide opinions at Carrington.
The Dutch coach has already a lot on his plate, as he deals with countless injury concerns, leaky defence, and his forward line’s inability to convert goal-scoring chances into goals.
The Red Devils travel to Burnley over the weekend having lost four of their opening six games in all competitions, and yet another disappointing result could mount insurmountable pressure on the former Ajax boss, especially considering the reported state of his dressing room at the moment.
Some Manchester United players disagree with Ten Hag’s Sancho decision
According to talkSPORT, a group of United’s first-team players disagree with the manager’s decision to exclude Jadon Sancho from first-team plans.
The former Borussia Dortmund star is currently training away from Ten Hag’s team after failing to resolve disciplinary issues with the man at the helm.
After United’s defeat against Arsenal before the international break, Sancho – who wasn’t part of the travelling squad – went against the United boss’ comments concerning his selection decision. A few days later, a statement from United followed which confirmed the 23-year-old would train away from the first-team group pending the resolution of a squad discipline issue.
Amid a lack of options going forward, Ten Hag had to start youngster Facundo Pellistri against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. It’ll be interesting to see who gets the nod against Burnley.