Ben Foster, a former Manchester United player has revealed how former Red Devils coach, Sir Alex Ferguson, would have dealt with Jadon Sancho.
United manager Erik ten Hag criticized Sancho during his post-match press conference following their 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday, 3rd September, 2023.
When he was asked why he didn’t pick Sancho, the manager said: “Jadon was [absent] on his performance on the training.”
“We didn’t select him. You have to reach a level every day at Manchester United and we can make choices on the frontline, so for this game, he wasn’t selected.”
Sancho wrote: “Please don’t believe everything you read! I will not allow people saying things that is completely untrue, I have conducted myself in training very well this week.”
“I believe there are other reasons for this matter that I won’t go into, I’ve been a scapegoat for a long time which isn’t fair!”
“I respect all decisions that are made by the coaching staff, I play with fantastic players and (am) grateful to do so which I know every week is a challenge.”
“I will continue to fight for this badge no matter what!”
Ben Foster, when speaking on The United Stand, revealed the possible move legendary manager Ferguson would have made.
Foster said: “It’s absolutely crazy. If Alex Ferguson is the manager at this moment in time and Jadon Sancho does this, he will never see the light of day again for Man United.”
“He will never play for this club, he’ll never be allowed in the training ground. You are done mate, see you later.”
Ben Foster went on to add: “You are allowed to do that, but it is not going to help you. It’s petulant, it’s reactive, it’s emotional, it’s disrespectful.”
“It just becomes a massive storm, it just becomes a massive storm of news so now everybody wants to know what is up with Jadon Sancho, what is up with Ten Hag, has Ten Hag already lost the dressing room, what were Jadon Sancho’s training sessions like this week.”
“Jadon Sancho says it’s nothing to do with his training, he said he’s applied himself very well. That’s fantastic, you should be applying yourself very well, that is the minimum honestly.”
Who Is Ben Foster?
Ben Anthony Foster is an English former professional footballer who was born 3rd, April 1983 and played as a goalkeeper.
He also runs a YouTube channel, “The Cycling GK”, and The Fozcast podcast.
Ben Foster began his professional career in 2001 with Stoke City, having joined from Racing Club Warwick.
However, he never made an appearance for Stoke, and spent time on loan with Bristol City, Tiverton Town, Stafford Rangers, Kidderminster Harriers and Wrexham.
He switched permanently to Manchester United in July 2005, but again struggled to break into the first team, and spent two successive seasons on loan to Watford from August 2005 until the end of the 2006–07 season.