Ten Hag and Sir Jim had a historic handshake

Almost as soon as he took over Man Utd, Sir Jim Ratcliffe gave the green light for Erik Ten Hag to remove Jadon Sancho from the Man Utd squad.

Jadon Sancho was pushed down to the youth team in September after the player went on social networks and accused Erik Ten Hag of “lying” about his training attitude. Last month, the Dutch strategist created the illusion that Sancho had a future at Manchester United, if he was willing to apologize. But in reality, the door for Sancho to stay at Old Trafford has closed.

Ten Hag has Sir Jim's trust
Ten Hag has Sir Jim’s trust

Man Utd pushed Sancho away on loan. Almost as soon as he took over the Red Devils, Sir Jim Ratcliffe gave the green light for Ten Hag to remove Sancho.

INEOS Group supported Man Utd in paying Sancho’s salary while he returned to Germany. Specifically, according to Footballtransfers, Man Utd will pay Sancho £5 million in salary in the second half of the season. Dortmund only paid 2.6 million pounds, including the loan fee and a certain percentage of the England international’s salary.

One thing to note in this situation is Ten Hag’s somewhat soft behavior. It seems that after nearly two years in England, he has learned how to talk to the media.

When asked about Sancho’s future, Ten Hag said: “What will happen there, he knows what he has to do. If he wants to return and that’s up to him. He knows he has to What to do, that’s up to him.”

“Diplomacy” has replaced the somewhat “curt” straightforwardness of the 53-year-old man compared to the previous time.

Time is the great healer but neither side is inclined to call a truce. Sancho cannot stay at Old Trafford when the winter transfer window opens, because the coach’s power will be threatened.

Sancho is no longer in Ten Hag's plans
Sancho is no longer in Ten Hag’s plans

The final handling of this situation also confirms that Sir Jim Ratcliffe has given full authority to Ten Hag. Recently, Sir Jim went down to the “base” to visit the coaching staff and Man Utd players. This move suggests that a revolution will eventually be implemented.

After resolving Sancho’s “debt”, Man Utd continued to renew with three players Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof and Hannibal Mejbri. This is an indirect announcement from Sir Jim that Man Utd will not be able to spend as much as they have in the past 18 months.

In January, Man Utd will focus on cutting the salary fund. Only then can they consider thickening their forces. The options in January are also quite limited due to the urgent time frame and the possibility of “price pressure”. Therefore, it is likely that Man Utd will borrow one or two mid-range players and wait for the pillars to recover.

Sir Jim will patiently wait for the performance of Man Utd and also of Ten Hag in the second half of the season. It may not be until after May that people will have a clearer picture of the British billionaire’s plans.

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