Manchester United refutes any claims that Jadon Sancho is poised to end his absence.


Manchester United has refuted rumors of Jadon Sancho making a return from his exile. The confusion surrounding this situation arose during a press conference on Monday, October 23, when the club’s coach, Erik ten Hag, unintentionally mentioned “Sancho” instead of “Sergio” while discussing team news ahead of the Champions League match against Copenhagen on Tuesday night.

When asked about the return of certain players, Ten Hag stated, “We hope. Sergio, he was fit and trained all week. Today he will train, and then we have to assess if he is ready and game fit.” This verbal slip led to a follow-up question regarding the winger’s situation.

Ten Hag clarified, “We have to see if he is fit enough to be part of the squad for tomorrow.” The club later confirmed that the reference was to left-back Sergio Reguilon, who was nearing a return to first-team action after an injury.

Jadon Sancho had been training with Manchester United’s academy teams at their Carrington training complex following a dispute that began when he was excluded from the squad to face Arsenal on September 3. Ten Hag attributed this decision to Sancho’s training performance, a statement contradicted by Sancho on social media, where he suggested he was being unfairly singled out.

Subsequently, Sancho has not issued the apology sought by his manager and has shown no signs of relenting.

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