Berbatov on Sancho’s struggle:
The former United striker is convinced the feud between Jadon Sancho and Erik ten Hag will only have one winner if the tangle is not resolved quickly.
– I am very disappointed that this conflict has become a public matter. Such conflicts happen in many places, but they rarely reach the public, Berbatov tells betting site Betfair.
The former United striker has witnessed first-hand many struggles at United and other clubs, but says there is something special when these struggles arise at United.
– Players argue with managers, other players, coaches, and sometimes themselves, but this usually does not reach the public. When it happens at a club like United and it leaks, it will be talked about and discussed everywhere. I was at United when Wayne Rooney and the manager (Sir Alex Ferguson, editor’s note) were in, but they parted ways. I think Sancho overestimates his importance. Berbatov says he hasn’t won many trophies with the club, so his situation is different.
The conflict between Ten Hag and Sancho appears to have reached a stalemate since the United manager criticized Sancho’s poor standards and Sancho used social media to hit back at Ten Hag.
Sancho has trained alone in recent weeks and will not be welcomed back into the first-team dressing room until he apologises.
Ten Hag has spoken sparingly of Sancho in his meetings with the press since the Arsenal match, and after the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace in the League Cup, Ten Hag made it clear once again that he is only focusing on the players available.
Berbatov says the volatile situation needs urgent clarification.
– We saw what Sancho accomplished in Dortmund, but we did not see the same thing at United. It may soon happen that the club decides to get rid of Sancho next. If this is not resolved soon, it will get worse, and it may be better for the two sides to part ways, says Berbatov.
Erik ten Hag meets with the press on Friday afternoon. We then get an update on how things are going in the squad ahead of this weekend’s match against Crystal Palace.
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