John Mikel Obi weighs in on the situation regarding Jadon Sancho and Ten Hag


Former Chelsea midfielder, John Obi-Mikel has reacted to the current situation between Jadon Sancho and Erik Ten Hag.

The Nigerian International was speaking in a podcast ( The Obi One Podcast) where he took the side of Jadon Sancho. According to him, ErikTen Hag should not have brought the situation to the public.

This comes after the 23-year-old was banned from using all first-team facilities at Carrington after he claimed he was being made a 'scapegoat' in a post he made on his X official account. The England International was responding to the comment made by the Dutchman after the game against Arsenal.

"I am not trying to defend Jadon, but I think the manager has come out and thrown him under the bus. I think there's been a few bad results; the team is not playing well."

He added,

"I don't know how this is going to go, but I hope they find a way to resolve it because he's a top player. He needs to play; he's young, 23; he hasn't even reached his peak yet. I hope they find a way to resolve it and get him back on the pitch; if not, then he has to move."

Mikel also spoke about how the situation would have been handled when he was at Chelsea.

"Back in the day John Terry, this is where he got involved, he got involved in cases like this, went to the manager's office to have a chat, brought the player, because this is a player we need. Sancho is a player you kind of need."

There are reports that Manchester United are set to offload Sancho when the 2024 January transfer window opens if he fails to apologise to Ten Hag.