EXCLUSIVE: Sancho angry with Ten Hag for treating Antony like a 'Golden Child'

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot
  • Updated: 10 Oct 2023 22:55 BST
  • 3 min read
Erik ten Hag, Jadon Sancho, Man Utd
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Manchester United remain furious with Jadon Sancho, believing him to be unfit and nonchalant about his exclusion out of the side, FootballTransfers has been informed.

As we revealed this year, Erik ten Hag felt he must give the winger one more chance this campaign, but the public spat between the pair means that Man Utd will prepare to actively look for a loan opportunity in January, something which may become problematic given the player's current wage. We are told that Sancho’s conduct has also seen his England opportunities dry up under Gareth Southgate, who will continue to overlook the former Borussia Dortmund winger for forthcoming games.

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Man Utd had talks over the summer over a possible move for Sancho to Saudi Arabia, but ultimately it fell too close to the deadline to get anything wrapped up. It is, however, an avenue that Man Utf will continue to explore in 2024.

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However, from Sancho's point of view, the crux of the issue is that Antony gets picked no matter how badly he plays or how many mistakes he makes. No matter how many situations he screws up, he is favoured by Ten Hag. It’s believed from some quarters that the Brazilian gets treated like the manager's golden child - and he knows and acts like it. His addition last year has been the start of the issue between Ten Hag and Sancho, we are informed.

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Man Utd January targets

Scalvini will cost up to £60m
© ProShots - Scalvini will cost up to £60m
Benifca's Antonio Silva is set for a move away
© ProShots - Benifca's Antonio Silva is set for a move away

There has been some shade thrown on the concept that Man Utd will bring in a star centre-back this January, amid links to the likes of Antonio Silva and Goncalo Inacio. There is the feeling that Man Utd would rather do their business in the summer window rather than January. Club sources, meanwhile, told FootballTransfers that any action or planning pertaining to the winter window is pre-mature.

Furthermore, this may mean that Giorgio Scalvini of Atalanta will be out of reach. Sources in Italy describe the youngster as one of the next big things to come out of Serie A, while those close to the Bergamo club say that any deal for the defender would be around the £50million mark - perhaps more. Atalanta also remain reluctant to allow their player leave half-way through the season. The club believe that they will get more value in the summer, in any case.

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