Piers Morgan Faults Ten Hag’s Handling of Ronaldo, Sancho

Piers Morgan has launched a scathing critique of Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, accusing him of poor management of top-tier players, which he believes led to the contentious departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho. The outspoken British broadcaster took to the social media platform X to express his views, directly linking United’s struggles to Ten Hag’s leadership style.

Morgan pointed out the stark contrast in performances of Ronaldo and Sancho after leaving Manchester United, suggesting that the problem lies not with the ‘world-class’ players but with a manager who struggles with strong personalities.

“The fact that Ronaldo and now Sancho are playing brilliantly away from United, and Rashford is struggling while still with them, suggests the real problem at the club isn’t ‘difficult’ world-class players but a manager who doesn’t know how to handle them,” Morgan tweeted on Monday.

Ronaldo’s departure from Manchester United in late 2022 followed a bombshell interview where he criticized the club’s management and ambitions. Similarly, Sancho’s tensions with Ten Hag became public earlier this season, leading to his loan move back to Borussia Dortmund, where his performance has notably improved.

The critique from Morgan highlights ongoing debates around Ten Hag’s management style and his ability to get the best out of his high-profile players. As Sancho is expected to return to Manchester United after his loan period expires, questions linger about his future under Ten Hag’s stewardship and whether the Dutchman can adapt his approach to harness the talent within his squad.

Morgan’s comments add another layer of scrutiny as Manchester United continues to navigate a transformative phase under Ten Hag, aiming to recapture their former glory amid internal challenges and external criticisms.

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