Jadon Sancho countered by stating that he has been “blamed for a long time” as he responded to manager Erik ten Hag explanation for his absence in the Arsenal game.
The 23-year-old, who had appeared as a substitute in the team’s first three matches, did not travel to the Emirates Stadium for Sunday’s Premier League match, where Manchester United suffered a 3-1 defeat with two goals scored in stoppage time.
Ten Hag later said that he didn’t pick Sancho because of below-par training performances.
“Jadon, on his performances in training we did not select him,” the United boss ten Hag said after the defeat.
“You have to reach a level every day at Manchester United and we can make choices in the front line. So for this game he was not selected.”
Writing on X, formerly known as Twitter, Sancho said in response of ten Hag comments: “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.
“But I believe there are other reasons for this matter that I won’t go into, l’ve been a scapegoat for a long time which isn’t fair! “All I want to do is play football with a smile on my face and contribute to my team.
“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!”