Sancho was a second half substitute as United were beaten 2-0 by Newcastle at St James’ Park on Sunday.
The former Dortmund winger has started just five times in the last five months and was given time off after the World Cup by Ten Hag.
That decision was widely praised, as it was felt Sancho needed time away from football so that his performances could improve on the pitch.
Though there’s been glimpses of that in wins against Leicester and Fulham, Sancho hasn’t performed regularly.
That’s left Ten Hag exasperated, particularly as United have had to rely on a misfiring Wout Weghorst since mid-January.
The Dutchman has started each of the last 17 matches and United have lost the likes of Alejandro Garnacho, Christian Eriksen and Casemiro in that time.
Sancho, a £72m signing from Dortmund in 2021, was one of the hottest prospects in world football when he joined the club.
But his stock has collapsed since moving to the Theatre of Dreams and the Manchester Evening News say Ten Hag is growing increasingly impatient with the winger.
Sancho has played all across the front, without nailing down a best position. Ten Hag even tried the winger in a more unorthodox attacking midfield position but to no avail.
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