Marcus Rashford was dropped on the Man United bench for ‘internal disciplinary’ reasons
Marcus Rashford came off the bench at half-time to score Man United’s winner in their game against Wolves… after the in-form striker was dropped by Erik ten Hag for “internal disciplinary” reasons
- Marcus Rashford has been benched by Man United for his Wolves trip
- Erik ten Hag confirmed his absence was due to “internal disciplinary” reasons
- The forward scored and received an assist in his game against Nottingham Forest
- Expert Paul Scholes claimed he ‘loves’ the United boss’ approach
- Rashford came on as a half-time substitute with the game suspended at 0-0
- In the 76th minute he scored the winning goal in United’s 1-0 win
Marcus Rashford has been benched at Manchester United for “internal disciplinary” reasons over his clash with Wolves, boss Erik ten Hag has revealed.
The Netherlands manager opted to start Argentina youngster Alejandro Garnacho in place of the England international before using Rashford as a half-time substitute, who went on to score the eventual winner.
The striker put on a sensational performance in his last game – a 3-0 win against Nottingham Forest – which left pundits puzzled as to what caused the striker’s omission from the start.
Marcus Rashford has been dropped over a disciplinary issue for Manchester United’s trip to Wolves
Man United boss Erik ten Hag (right) confirmed the omission was due to “internal disciplinary action”.
Rashford came on at half-time with United chasing a goal at Molineux
Speaking of BT sport, United legend Paul Scholes said: “It’s hard to know, it could be a delay. Ten Hag is really honest.
“Rashford is in the form of his life but if he sticks to his guns like he did then we’ll see after the game if it’s the right decision.
“Ten Hag doesn’t care who it is. Rashford would be the first name on the team sheet.’
sports mail understands that the disciplinary action taken against Rashford is not a serious issue and is just one example of Ten Hag enforcing team rules.
Comparisons have been drawn to Garnacho, who did not play during the club’s pre-season tour after being late for team meetings twice.
United legend Paul Scholes questioned the decision to drop the star “in the shape of his life”.
Rashford celebrates with Anthony Martial after scoring a goal together against Nottingham Forest
The England international continued his fine form during United’s clash with Forest after opening the goal with a well-delivered finish before later earning an assist.
Ex-Man City defender Joleon Lescott agreed with Scholes, suggesting Ten Hag had prioritized “consistency” over Rashford’s form.
He said: “I’m a huge Rashford fan and was looking forward to seeing him play today, but it’s important for Ten Hag to maintain consistency.”
Former Man City defender Joleon Lescott claimed ten Hag’s actions would remain “consistent”.
Former Scholes team-mate Rio Ferdinand was also on the lookout for experts, agreeing Rashford’s omission may become “dressing room positive”.
“It’s disappointing when you come here as a fan and you want to see your best players play,” he said BT sport expert explained.
“At the same time, one is pleased that the manager sticks to his principles, according to which someone who does something wrong is punished for it.
“If players react to that kind of decision with respect, if you step out of line you will be punished, that can only be positive for the dressing room.
“That dressing room probably needed a bit of toughness and discipline. He’s cold and succinct – you’ll like that and respect that and appreciate that in the dressing room.”
Ex-United defender Rio Ferdinand says decision could be ‘positive for the dressing room’
The decision to drop Rashford comes amid good form from the England international, who has scored four goals in his last five games.
He marked his return to Manchester United with a stunning solo goal in the Carabao Cup win over Burnley before scoring against Forest.
It is the second time in recent weeks that Rashford has been on the bench despite fine form after being ruled out for England despite scoring a brace against Wales.
Rashford has been in brilliant form in front of the Manchester United goal in recent weeks
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