Jadon Sancho Stands Firm in Refusal to Apologize to Ten Hag Despite Manchester United Teammate Encouragement

Jadon Sancho has reportedly refused to apologize to manager Erik ten Hag despite being urged to do so by his Manchester United teammates. The England international got into a public spat with Ten Hag after his team’s 3-1 Premier League loss against Arsenal on 3 September. Sancho hit back almost immediately after Ten Hag’s comments with a now-deleted Tweet, essentially labeling the former Ajax manager as a liar. According to a report from Daily Mirror’s David McDonnell, Sancho has been urged to apologize to the 53-year-old by key figures at the club and his teammates. But he has refused to do so and continues to be heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with the club seeking £50 million for his services. Juventus have enquired about a potential loan move for Sancho but are reportedly against paying the majority of his £275,000-a-week wages. Sancho, who still has over two and a half years left on his contract, has played 76 minutes of football this season. Pundit Andy Townsend recently said that Erik ten Hag’s punishment for Jadon Sancho has ‘gone a little too far’. Townsend’s comments came after it was claimed earlier this month that Sancho had been removed from Manchester United’s WhatsApp group. Sancho has made 82 appearances for the Red Devils in his career, scoring 12 goals and laying out six assists.