Manchester United are confident their treatment of Jadon Sancho is fair, a source has told ESPN, despite rules against players training in isolation.
Sancho has been banished from training with the squad following a public bust-up with manager Erik ten Hag.
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He has been kicked out of the first-team dressing room and canteen, forcing the England winger to eat alone at United’s Carrington training ground.
Under FIFA rules, asking a player to train on his own could lead to the club being found to be engaging in “abuse”, and the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) is aware that UK employment law argues that treatment is recommended. not valid
A source has told ESPN that the PFA insist United are obliged to provide a high level of training and fitness for Sancho, but the club believe they have met the standard by appointing a dedicated coach to work with the forward.
The PFA has offered to mediate in an effort to find a solution to the row.
Sancho did not apologize for publicly calling out Ten Haag in a social media post after he was dropped in an Arsenal game in September. 3 And, as of yet, there is no deadline for his return to the team.
Ten Haag was asked about the situation after Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace but said he “doesn’t talk about unavailable players.”
Ten Hague, according to an ESPN source, did not take the decision to deport Sancho lightly, considering the Dutchman a last resort.
A source told ESPN he has the full support of the club, including chief executive Richard Arnold and director of football John Murtaugh, and the legal implications have been considered.
Sancho is training on the academy pitch away from Carrington’s main building. He is changing in the same building and, according to a source, has been told to lock the doors to meet safety standards because the facility is also used by children.