Why was Sancho not in the United squad?

Saturday 30 July 2022 12:06

This weekend's Spanish friendly double-header, against Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano, will be shown live on the United App, MUTV and ManUtd.com.

Erik ten Hag has explained that Jadon Sancho missed Manchester United’s pre-season friendly with Atletico Madrid due to sickness.

“Overnight he got sick, so he is not available,” the Reds boss told MUTV, pre-match.

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Erik previews today's game, and provides an update on the absent Jadon Sancho...

Sancho has enjoyed a terrific run of form in pre-season so far, lethally scoring in victories over Liverpool and Crystal Palace. He also netted a cracking volley in the draw with Aston Villa last time out.

The skilful Englishman was replaced by Anthony Elanga for the 1-0 defeat against Atletico in Oslo.

Sancho did travel with the squad to Norway, and will be hoping to feature in Sunday’s final pre-season game against Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford (31 July).

United line-up against Atleti: De Gea; Dalot, Maguire (c), Lindelof, Malacia; McTominay, Fred; Elanga, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.