The only response for the pair is more hard work and more goals for United, which will be music to the ears of Ten Hag and the club’s millions of fans.


“[The World Cup] is one of the targets, and it is unfortunate that I didn’t get the call-up,” Sancho told us after the match in Moldova.


“But I have to keep focusing on myself and keep working hard, week in and week out. So that is what I am going to do.”


If both players keep going the way they have started under Erik ten Hag, they will making many people very, very happy.


And if we are the natural beneficiaries of England’s approach to selection, then the United fanbase won’t be losing too much sleep.


The opinions in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Manchester United Football Club.


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