Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Jamie O’Hara, has hit out at Manchester United, accusing the Red Devils of potentially damaging winger Jadon Sancho’s mental health over their treatment of the England international.
Man United recently announced that Sancho will be training away from the first team before a ‘squad discipline’ issue is resolved.
That relates to Sancho’s post on X (formerly Twitter).
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag omitted Sancho from his matchday squad in the 3-1 defeat against Arsenal earlier this month.
Ten Hag reasoned that the 23-year-old hadn’t trained to the ‘level required’.
But Sancho responded by not only denying those claims but also claiming that he was being made a scapegoat by Ten Hag.
It was later reported that Sancho could return to Man United’s squad should he apologise to Ten Hag.
Speaking on the development, O’Hara slammed Man United for the ‘disgusting’ treatment of Sancho.
“I think it is disgusting what they [Manchester United] are doing to him,” O’Hara told talkSPORT.
“I know he’s come out and made a statement, whether that was the right thing to do or not … but was it right of Ten Hag to dig him out when he was not even involved with the group?
“What they are doing to him right now is never going to get Jadon Sancho back to his best. All you are going to do is mentally damage the football player and make him feel worse than he already does.”
He added, “I’m sure Jadon Sancho is struggling right now. He’s already had mental health issues. “If Manchester United can come out and say they are mental health ambassadors and they do all this stuff about mental health around their group and community and then do that to their own player, they should be ashamed of themselves.
“They should not be doing that in this day and age. … we all know it is gone on in the past, but you can’t do it anymore, especially to a young player who is already been through mental health struggles.”