Erik ten Hag Shares Heartwarming Moment With Jadon Sancho During Carabao Cup Clash

Erik ten Hag Shares Heartwarming Moment With Jadon Sancho During Carabao Cup Clash

  • Jadon Sancho has not featured for Manchester United since October as he continues to struggle for form
  • The winger is said to have been battling mental and physical issues which have impacted his form
  • However, the youngster managed to make a cameo appearance for United on Wednesday night against Nottingham
  • Sancho had a hearty moment with Erik ten Hag on the touchline as he prepared to get subbed on

Erik ten Hag and Jadon Sancho shared a heartwarming moment on Wednesday night during Man United's Carabao Cup semi-final clash against Nottingham Forest.

The match saw Sancho make a return to the Man United fold for the first time since the resumption of the 2022/23 campaign.

The former Borussia Dortmund ace has been struggling for form since joining the Red Devils.

Erik ten Hag, Manchester United, Jadon Sancho, Carabao Cup, Nottingham Forest, Old Trafford.
Erik ten Hag speaks with Jadon Sancho before he comes on as a substitute during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final between Man United and Nottingham at Old Trafford. Photo by Catherine Ivill.
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According to The Sun, the star winger has been battling physical and mental issues which took a huge toll on his form.

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Until Wednesday night, Sancho had not played for United for more than 100 days, with his last appearance for the club dating back in October.

Sancho shares moment with Ten Hag

The England international was all smiles after he finally made a return to the Man United team against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.

The former Man City ace started the match from the bench before he was subbed on in the second half in place of Antony.

SunSport reports that Sancho was given a huge ovation at Old Trafford as he prepared to make his way onto the pitch.

So special his cameo was that Ten Hag spared a moment to have a hearty chat with his star player before he took to the field.

The two were spotted laughing on the touchline before the Dutch coach gave the youngster a pat on the head before he entered the fray.

The sweet moment sent Man United fans into a frenzy on social media, with one saying:

“Sancho’s smile and Ten Hag’s little encouragement is all I needed to see.”

A second posted:

“Ten Hag with Sancho right there is why I love him as manager.”

While another wrote:

“Sancho smiling with Ten Hag. It's time to cook.”

Antony struggling for United

Sports Brief earlier reported that Brazilian winger Antony is struggling for consistency on the right side of United's attack after his €95m move from Ajax.

He has been slammed by former Premier League striker Darren Bent for being a YouTube footballer who is only focused on doing showoffs rather than playing for the team.

Fans will hope the impending return of Sancho will make the Brazilian sit up as the English man could play on either side of the attack.

Source: Sports Brief News