Manchester United have been warned they risk “mentally harming” Jadon Sancho by Jamie O’Hara, who is furious at the player’s treatment.
In a 21-word statement, Man United announced on Thursday that striker Sancho would be training away from the first team due to a “disciplinary issue”.
This refers to Sancho’s public denial of Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag’s claims that he was left out of the matchday squad for their last outing due to his poor performance in training sessions. not being good enough.
Sancho returned to Carrington this week and has since deleted the statement hitting back at Ten Hag and held confrontational talks with Ten Hag.
It was suggested that Sancho refused to apologize to the Dutchman, which was not denied by Man United. talkSPORT understands the meeting did not go as hoped or planned.
O’Hara admits Sancho’s decision to issue a statement wasn’t the best decision, but can’t believe the punishment was meted out.
The talkSPORT host has spoken about a similar experience he had at Wolves and how it made him depressed.
“I think what they’re doing to him is disgusting,” O’Hara said on The Sports Bar.
“I know he made a statement, whether it was the right thing to do or not… but was Ten Hag right to dig him up when he wasn’t even involved in the group?
“We all know that Jadon Sancho needs to be better on the football pitch. And to achieve that, he gets him back to playing football, training and enjoying his football.
“What they are doing to him right now will never get Jadon Sancho back to his best. All you are going to do is damage the footballer mentally and make him feel worse than he does Already.
“I had it at Wolves. It’s the worst feeling ever. You’re left out of the group, you’re made to feel unwanted, like you mean nothing to anyone and it’s depressing.
“It made me depressed and I’m sure Jadon Sancho is struggling at the moment, he’s had mental health problems before.
“If Manchester United can say that he is an ambassador for mental health and he does all these things about mental health within his group and his community, and then he does that to his own player, they should be ashamed of themselves.
“They shouldn’t be doing that in this day and age… we all know it’s happened in the past, but you can’t do it anymore, especially for a young player who has already gone through mental health issues.”
Sports Bar co-host Jason Cundy revealed he faced a similar problem to Sancho when he was at Tottenham, with the situation getting so bad he contacted the Professional Footballers’ Association.
Cundy believes the move means Man United have given up on the 23-year-old.
“I had to call the PFA, I was at Spurs at the time and I wanted to go and in the end they just ostracized me,” Cundy said.
“What they do, they try to break your spirit, they try to break your will, they try to grind you. So in the end you almost feel like you’re crawling out of the club.
“I didn’t tolerate it, I phoned the PFA. I told them they were putting me in contact with the kids, the youth team.
“They try to hinder you as much as possible to try to crush you and you just have to stay strong. You have to stay resilient and when you go in you have to make sure that you are doing your best because everything they want, it’s breaking you down and moving you forward.
“When I see that statement, I think that’s what they’re trying to do.
“Actually, they can’t force you to train alone, you have to train in a group. You have to train with at least two players.
“The PFA will step in and make sure of it because it’s cruel. They’re athletes… they have to train with the players, there has to be interaction.
“If he has crossed the line he has to be put in a group of players, you can’t ostracize him. You can’t.”
Cundy continued: “This is how I see this situation. The relationship has broken down so much, from what we know he is one of the highest paid players at the club, they want him removed from the squad. payroll and they want him gone. He cost them too much money.
“At the moment, no one wants him, it seems. The transfer window has passed, they can’t move him forward, so now they have to force him to leave. That’s what it looks like to me. seems.”
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