REVEALED: Harry Maguire and Jadon Sancho are central to Man United players questioning Erik ten Hag's hardline methods after he ruthlessly stripped captain of the armband and exiled £73m star

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By Sam Brookes For Mailonline

Published: 04:15 EDT, 3 November 2023 | Updated: 04:18 EDT, 3 November 2023

Erik 10 Hag's curen of Harry Maguire and Jadon Sancho has near immoderate of Manchester United's players questioning nan manager's methods pursuing a disappointing commencement to nan play for nan Red Devils.

Mail Sport revealed earlier this week that United's stars fearfulness Ten Hag's no-nonsense attack is having a antagonistic impact connected squad morale.

According to The Telegraph, nan Dutchman's handling of Maguire and Sancho are 2 premier examples of why concerns are increasing wrong nan squad astir Ten Hag.

Ten Hag's hardline attack was wide praised successful his first play successful complaint arsenic he gave United nan greenish ray to portion ways pinch Cristiano Ronaldo earlier nan squad went connected to triumph nan Carabao Cup and decorativeness 3rd successful nan Premier League to get backmost into nan Champions League.

However, location has been a important drop-off successful results this term, pinch United losing 8 games successful each competitions, and they already find themselves 8 points adrift of nan apical four.

Harry Maguire was ruthlessly stripped of nan captaincy complete nan summertime by Erik 10 Hag

Jadon Sancho has been exiled from nan squad complete nan past 2 months aft a nationalist fall-out pinch Ten Hag

Ten Hag's hardline attack pinch Maguire and Sancho has created a divided wrong nan squad

The past week has arguably been nan worst of nan run to date, pinch United losing 3-0 astatine location to Manchester City and Newcastle.

It has been reported that resentment is simmering wrong nan United dressing room, pinch players believing Ten Hag has his favourites successful nan squad.

The Telegraph's study now suggests nan squad besides consciousness he has been excessively harsh connected definite individuals specified arsenic Maguire and Sancho, though immoderate players feels his no-nonsense style is needed, which has created a divided successful nan squad.

Maguire was nan nine skipper erstwhile Ten Hag arrived astatine Old Trafford past year, but aft being dropped from nan starting XI past play he was ruthlessly stripped of nan armband and replaced by Bruno Fernandes complete nan summer.

The centre backmost admitted he was 'extremely disappointed' by Ten Hag's determination astatine nan time, and he continued to struggle for crippled clip successful nan opening weeks of nan play aft being linked pinch a summertime move to West Ham.

He has returned to nan broadside successful caller weeks pursuing injuries to Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw, but it has grounded to lead to an upturn successful results.

Meanwhile, Sancho has been exiled from nan squad aft a nationalist fall-out pinch Ten Hag erstwhile he was not named successful nan matchday squad against Arsenal successful early September.

Ten Hag revealed afterwards that Sancho had not been considered for action owed to not performing good capable successful training, which nan £73m winger objected to arsenic he took to societal media to declare that he had been made a 'scapegoat' astatine Old Trafford.

After refusing to apologise to Ten Hag for his comments, Sancho has been made to train connected his own, is forbidden from eating pinch his team-mates, and must fastener nan doorway erstwhile getting changed successful nan academy's facilities.

He has not featured for nan broadside successful complete 2 months, but United's different wingers person grounded to impressment successful his absence.

Marcus Rashford has been incapable to deed nan heights of past season, scoring conscionable erstwhile successful 2023-24, while Alejandro Garnacho besides only has a solitary extremity to his name.

Marcus Rashford has scored conscionable erstwhile for United this play aft thriving past year

Antony has besides struggled to footwear on, but Sancho is still being stiff retired by Ten Hag

On nan other flank, Antony is yet to get disconnected nan mark, and was criticised by Gary Neville for his 'embarrassing' swipe astatine Jeremy Doku successful nan second stages of Sunday's Manchester derby.

Despite United's struggles successful wide areas, Sancho is yet to return to nan fold, and looks improbable to beryllium brought backmost successful from nan acold immoderate clip soon. 

Ten Hag has insisted he is nan correct man to move things astir astatine Old Trafford, but Paul Merson claimed he had 'lost nan players' aft watching nan team's dismal showing successful their Carabao Cup conclusion by Newcastle.

His position was shared by chap Sky Sports pundit Shay Given, who believes location is now 'a existent disagreement betwixt nan players and nan manager', while Gary Neville hinted that Ten Hag could beryllium shown nan doorway soon aft posting connected societal media 'we cognize really it ends' connected Wednesday night.


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