Erik ten Hag wrong to publicly slam Jadon Sancho, believes John Obi Mikel
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 11, 2023 - 04:02AM
Jadon Sancho remains out in the cold at Manchester United (Picture: Getty Images)

should not have publicly criticised over his performances in training, reckons former man John Obi Mikel, who says it is not what would have done as Manchester United manager.

The stand-off between manager and player continues, with Sancho frozen out after the pair publicly criticised each other.

Ten Hag claimed that the winger was left out of the squad to face Arsenal due to his performances in training, while Sancho hit back, accusing his manager of lying and making him a scapegoat.

The former Borussia Dortmund man has not been involved since and he may well have played his last game for Manchester United, with

Mikel feels that Sancho is getting the blame for the situation, but shouldn’t be, criticising Ten Hag for making the issue public in the first place.

‘Everybody is going about Sancho not apologising, I have a different view on that. My view is that the manager shouldn’t have said what he said in public,’ the former Blues midfielder said on

‘I wouldn’t come out publicly. When you listen to the ex-United players they’ve all said one thing: When things like this happen before during Ferguson, it was dealt with inside the dressing room, he handled it.

John Obi Mikel appeared to have signed for Manchester United in 2005…but hadn’t (Picture: Getty Images)

‘It doesn’t matter how he handled it but he handled it. If his decision was for the player not to be involved anymore, that’s it. You cannot come out publicly and criticise a player and say he wasn’t training really well.’

Mikel, who famously was announced as a Manchester United player only to sign for Chelsea instead, said that if it had been during his Blues heyday then John Terry would have sorted things out behind the scenes.

‘Back in the day John Terry, this is where he got involved,’ said the Nigerian. ‘He got involved in cases like this, went to the manager’s office to have a chat, brought the player, because this is a player we need. Sancho is a player you kind of need.’

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