Man United’s Response to FIFA Threat over Jadon Sancho’s Suspension
Manchester United is confident that they have adhered to FIFA regulations and employment law in their handling of Jadon Sancho’s suspension from first-team training and activities.
The winger publicly criticized his manager, Erik ten Hag, which resulted in him being banned from participating in first-team training sessions and excluded from all related activities, including access to the dressing room and canteen.
FIFA regulations stipulate that a club requesting a player to train individually may be in violation of “abusive conduct,” which contravenes employment law.
However, Manchester United believes they have not breached these regulations.
The club asserts that they have provided Sancho with an adequate standard of training and physical conditioning through the assignment of fitness coaches to work with him.
As it stands, Sancho will remain ineligible to play for Manchester United until he issues an apology to Ten Hag.
Notably, Sancho seems to be awaiting an apology from the manager himself, as indicated by his stance. When questioned about Sancho on Tuesday, Ten Hag declined to comment, stating that he would “not talk about players who are not available.”
In Tuesday’s Carabao Cup match, Manchester United performed admirably without Sancho, securing a two-goal lead with their second-string team before Anthony Martial added a third in the second half.
Ten Hag’s squad is set to face the same opponents, Crystal Palace, in the upcoming Premier League fixture over the weekend.