Sancho found himself in hot water when he claimed on social media he was being made a ‘scapegoat’ by Erik ten Hag after the winger was dropped due to his performances in training.
The Englishman has not played for United since the incident and has reportedly refused to apologise to Ten Hag for his public comments.
Sancho now faces an uncertain future at the club, with Berbatov suggesting that the 23-year-old made the wrong decision when he chose to go public with his grievances.
‘Sometimes a player, and I hope this isn’t the case for Sancho, who takes this long to resolve conflict has overestimated his own value to the club,’ the former Manchester United striker said.
‘When it’s Ronaldo, for example, it’s different as he’s achieved everything. I was at the club when Wayne Rooney had a fall out with the manager, and they sorted things out. I think Sancho is overestimating his importance. He’s not won that many trophies with them. It’s a different situation.
‘United can easily decide to get rid of Sancho over this. As talented as he is, and we all saw it at Dortmund, he has yet to show any of this at United.’
Sancho has struggled to nail down a regular spot in the starting XI since his £73m move from Borussia Dortmund in 2021. He has scored just 12 goals in 82 games for the club in all competitions.
However, while Berbatov believes Sancho’s day at Old Trafford may be numbered, he also thinks that United must take some blame for the inability to get the best out of the talented winger.
‘The club has to ask itself questions, too, asking whether they made the player feel comfortable and if they gave him the right environment,’ Berbatov added.
‘It’s a two-way street, especially when you’ve spent so much money on your asset, you need to make the player comfortable and help them feel appreciated enough to show his talents.
‘The South American players always travel with their friends and family as it puts their minds at ease. They can fit into the new environment easily and show what they’ve got.
‘Other players, like me, chose the difficult way. I was alone everywhere I went and I needed more time. It’s different for everyone – but the main thing is, it’s not working out for Sancho.’