Stan Collymore has said Manchester United star Jadon Sancho will never play for the Red Devils again.
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag criticised Sancho’s performance in training following Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat at Sunday.
Sancho hit back at Ten Hag’s accusation and said the United manager had made him a ‘scapegoat’ in a statement on Instagram.
Collymore, who made 163 Premier League appearances during his playing career, believes Sancho’s career at United is now over and feels the club could even look to offload him in January.
“His decision to criticise, and effectively undermine, his manager on social media wouldn’t have gone down well at all,” Collymore wrote in his column for CaughtOffside.
“I just don’t see how he could ever come back from it. I actually believe the Red Devils will look to offload him, either on loan or permanently, at the next opportunity. The whole situation is very reminiscent of Romelu Lukaku’s second spell at Chelsea.
“I know there are reports that he’s set for crunch talks with his manager and the coaching staff but I don’t think we’ll ever see Sancho play for United again.
“An old interview he did while playing for Borussia Dortmund has resurfaced. In that interview, Sancho said something very similar about being made the club’s scapegoat so it seems to be a bit of a trend.
“It may be the truth; he could have just been really unlucky but almost every manager and coach will now be wary of him because he’s given himself this reputation of being a problematic player that, according to his current boss, isn’t the best trainer.
“So it’s going to be difficult for him, and United, to find a club willing to take him; certainly in the Premier League anyway.
“I think European clubs are more likely to want him. I wouldn’t be surprised if Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich tried to bring him back to the Bundesliga but I feel Serie A would actually be the best destination for him at this stage. Working under Jose Mourinho at Roma might not be a bad idea but I don’t think he’ll have many takers in England.”