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Ten Hag causes confusion with Jadon Sancho update as Man Utd forced to clarify comments

Erik ten Hag caused confusion while speaking to the media ahead of Manchester United’s Champions League game against FC Copenhagen.

On Monday afternoon, the Dutch coach was asked to give an update on his squad ahead of the European match.

Ten Hag said: “Yes we hope [to have players back in injury]. Sergio trained all week, today he will train, then we have to assess if he is game fit or can be available for the squad.”

But, people watching on a live stream thought Ten Hag said ‘Sancho’ instead of ‘Sergio’(Reguillon).

This led to many thinking Jadon Sancho was back in the first-team squad at Old Trafford despite the ongoing public feud with Ten Hag.

Back in September, Sancho was left out of the squad to face Arsenal as Ten Hag criticised the Englishman’s performances in training.

Sancho then released a statement to deny Ten Hag’s claims. Since then, the 23-year-old has refused to apologise to the manager and as a result, has been ‘completely exiled’ from the club’s first team fold.

However, according to the Manchester Evening News, Ten Hag in fact said ‘Sergio’ and not ‘Sancho’.

MEN journalist Samuel Luckhurst wrote: “Ten Hag definitely said ‘Sergio’, not ‘Sancho’ in response to my question on team news. It sounded like he said ‘Sancho’ but club confirmed he was referring to Reguilon.”

When asked about Sancho before United’s Premier League game against Sheffield United on Saturday, Ten Hag said: “Everything has been said about him.”

   

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