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Top 5 Players Who Fell Out With Erik ten Hag, Ronaldo and Sancho Make List
- Cristiano Ronaldo leads the list of players who have fallen out with Erik ten Hag
- The Manchester United manager is currently at loggerheads with Jadon Sancho
- Ten Hag joined Manchester United in 2022 after a successful spell with Ajax
Erik ten Hag is gradually building a reputation for falling out with top players after he arrived at Manchester United in 2022 following the departure of Ralf Rangnick.
The Dutch manager has had his failings with managing players' egos, as one of those led to the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United in his second stint with the Premier League club.
Ten Hag is currently embroiled in another discipline saga with England international Jadon Sancho, who now looks certain to leave the Old Trafford club as early as January despite still having a long-term contract.
According to Sky Sports, ten Hag has no intention of backing down in his stand-off with Sancho, who has not featured for the Red Devils since August after declaring on social media that he has "been a scapegoat for a long time".
The 53-year-old manager has not only fallen out with players at Manchester United, as previous records have shown, but he has also had issues with players from his former club, Ajax.
Here, Sports Brief, alongside Planet Football, lists the top five players Erik Ten Hag has fallen out with during his managerial career.
Top 5 players who fell out with Erik ten Hag
5. Zidane Iqbal (Ajax)
4. Noa Lang (Ajax)
3. Andre Onana (Ajax)
2. Jadon Sancho (Manchester United)
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Ibrahimovic questions Ten Hag’s management skills
Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has questioned Erik ten Hag’s handling of ‘Big Stars’ after the Dutch manager’s public falling out with Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho at Manchester United, GOAL reports.
The former Manchester United, AC Milan, and Barcelona forward believes ten Hag is still adjusting to life in the spotlight following his appointment as Red Devils boss.
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Ibrahimovic believes ten Hag should have used a different approach to manage his players at Manchester United as the club has bigger stars when compared to Ajax, where a tight-fist management style could have worked.
Ten Hag sets unwanted Man United record
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Manchester United hit a new low with a defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday, as Erik ten Hag set an unwanted record after seven games.
Coming up against opponents whom they easily brushed aside a few days earlier, expectations were high for United to come out with all three points at Old Trafford.
Palace rested some key players for the Carabao Cup tie on Tuesday, but days later, Roy Hodgson started a fairly strong squad, and it paid off.