Jadon Sancho eating out of lunchbox due to Manchester United canteen ban

Jadon Sancho is being forced to eat food out of a lunchbox after being banished from Manchester United's first team squad.

The England star has been in exile since his public falling out with United boss Erik ten Hag last month. He's been training either by himself or with the club's youth teams and isn't allowed anywhere near the senior squad facilities.

According to The Athletic, he's having to park his car outside the academy building, and when changing into his training gear he's often forced to lock himself inside one of the changing rooms due to safeguarding directives which ensure he doesn't mix with underage players. He's also been banned from the canteen and has his food brought to him in a lunchbox by one of the members of staff.

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The ugly standoff between Sancho and Ten Hag began in September when the Dutchman accused his player of not making enough effort in training ahead of their trip to Arsenal. After the match, Ten Hag explained to reporters why he left Sancho out: "On his performance in training, we didn’t select him. You have to reach the level every day at Manchester United."

The former Dortmund man hit back on social media, effectively accusing his manager of lying. In a since-deleted post, Sancho said Ten Hag's claims were "completely untrue" and insisted he was being "scapegoated". Ten Hag later demanded an apology, and when Sancho refused he was banished from the first team.

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It's looking increasingly likely that Sancho will leave United in January, with recent reports suggesting United are open to all bids for the 23-year-old, despite signing him for £73million just two years ago. He's made 82 appearances for the Red Devils since then, scoring 12 goals.

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Both Sancho and Ten Hag have made it clear that they're sticking to their guns over this issue, though it's understood the manager is open to welcoming the forward back into the squad providing he apologises. Some of Sancho's team-mates have encouraged him to say sorry to get his career restarted, though others believe Ten Hag was harsh to criticise him publicly.

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