ERIK TEN HAG has been told to stop acting “like a school teacher” over his punishment of Jadon Sancho by a former Premier League striker.
The Dutch coach has banned the Manchester United winger from training alone after he refused to apologize for his public outburst.
Sancho, 23, was angered by comments from Ten Hag that suggested he was not training at the right level, which led to him being sent off in the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal.
He was spotted at Man United’s Carrington training ground for the first time since the altercation on Thursday.
Former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor has slammed Ten Hag over his treatment of the winger.
I’ll keep talking talkSPORTHe said: “You look at Jadon Sancho as an asset, 23 years old, bought two years ago for £73 million, how much is he worth now?”
“Is it worth being sent to train alone? It loses value every day.”
“Assign someone from above, like the CEO, to sit down with the manager and him and sort things out.”
“Manchester United are not blessed with many wingers now, Antony is out now and [Mason] Greenwood is gone.
“I think the disciplinary issue is that Sancho was probably told he had to apologize and he kept his tweet up for seven to eight days and didn’t delete it and the manager is angry.”
“And Sancho probably says: ‘I’m not apologizing, what I said was fine. They came first and said I hadn’t trained to the standards, I think I did so I have the right to speak’.”
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“It’s not like it used to be, the players will have their say now.”
“If you look at Ten Hag, what he has done since he moved to Manchester United is very good, he has sorted out the disciplinary issues properly.”
“But with this one, why can’t you break up with him and stop acting like a school teacher? He acts a bit like my school teacher.”
Agbonlahor also spoke about how he was forced to train alone, claiming that it was “demoralising” as he suggested Manchester United would not gain much from letting Sancho train alone.
Other former footballers spoke out on the matter, as Dimitar Berbatov believed that Sancho should have remained silent.
While Ryan Giggs believed Ten Hag’s criticism was “the final roll of the dice” to motivate Sancho.
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