Man United ban Sancho from first-team training

Manchester United winger, Jadon Sancho has been ordered to train away from the rest of the first team.

This was made known in an official statement on Thursday, noting that it was on a “personal training programme” pending a resolution of a “squad discipline issue.”

The Red Devils manager,Erik ten Hag dropped Sancho from his matchday squad for the trip to Arsenal on September 3.

After the match, Ten Hag explained that he took the decision due to the player’s poor attitude in training.

However, later the same day, Sancho took to social media to claim he had been “a scapegoat for a long time” and said Ten Hag’s claims were completely untrue.

This is not the first time the 23-year-old has been excluded from United training under Ten Hag, with the winger undergoing an individual fitness programme in the Netherlands last season that saw him watch the World Cup from afar.

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FIFA sanctioned Saudi Arabian club, Al-Nassr, following an issue involving Nigerian international, Ahmed Musa.

The world football governing body banned the club from registering any new signing going into the new Saudi Pro League. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr have failed to pay Leicester City the money they owe the club over Musa’s transfer.

The Sivasspor forward joined the Saudi Arabian Pro League side in a €16.50m deal in 2018, shortly after an impressive outing at the World Cup in Russia. While the Knights of Naja have paid the transfer fee, they are yet to pay the add-ons, despite The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling.

According to Ben Jacobs, Al-Nassr were ordered to pay the Foxes €460,000 in performance-related add-ons. But the club is yet to obey CAS’ ruling, forcing FIFA to ban them from registering new players ahead of the new season.