The gloomy days are gradually passing at Old Trafford and Manchester United fans have the right to expect discipline and severity from coach Erik ten Hag.
It’s been 10 years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, Manchester United no longer seems like a family. When he took power, CEO Ed Woodward turned the Old Trafford team into a commercial club, and was famous for the huge sums of money it earned. However, the professional factor is completely ignored.
Later generations of Red Devils coaches such as Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faced big trouble because they were simply a coach, not a manager. The climax must be the story between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho, where M.U fired the Portuguese strategist for the team’s top star and had to pay a heavy price.
Ten Hag may have mistaken Sancho.
In the second year of Erik ten Hag’s reign, Manchester United encountered the same problem. This time, the name mentioned is Jadon Sancho. After the match against Arsenal, coach Erik ten Hag confirmed that Jadon Sancho was not allowed to play because he did not practice well enough. Instead of making more efforts and improving himself, the 85 million euro contract chose to refute his teacher.
He posted a statement, implying that coach Erik ten Hag lied when making statements that lacked fairness and authenticity. Immediately, public opinion was boiling because of Jadon Sancho. Rio Ferdinand criticized, while Ben Foster warned his juniors that if he played in Sir Alex Ferguson’s era, Jadon Sancho would definitely be kicked out of Old Trafford.
However, perhaps MU does not need the strong personality of Sir Alex Ferguson in this case. Originally, coach Erik ten Hag was very different from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or Jose Mourinho. After parting ways with Ed Woodward, the Red Devils appointed Richard Arnold as the new CEO and this was a turning point for Erik ten Hag to mark his authority at M.U.
Manchester United’s upper class supports the former captain of Ajax Amsterdam in every aspect, from transfers, infrastructure to dressing room management. Since then, the 53-year-old military leader has comfortably pushed away the rebels, putting his ego above the team. If you want to know how strict Erik ten Hag is, Jadon Sancho should probably look back at Cristiano Ronaldo.
Sancho seemed to shoot himself in the foot when he objected to Ten Hag.
A top superstar, influential and once an idol at Old Trafford is still “flying” because he dared to publicly criticize the Manchester United captain. At this time, fans wonder what the future holds for Jadon Sancho after what he has announced? The answer is obvious to everyone.
Coach Erik ten Hag himself once defended Jadon Sancho and sent his student to the Netherlands to improve professionally and psychologically. However, once the trust is not rewarded, he can punish Jadon Sancho at any time.