Man Utd deal with Rashford as 'internal disciplinary matter'

The club they had dealt with an "internal disciplinary matter" involving the England forward after he missed the FA Cup win against Newport County

Published : 30 Jan 2024, 06:37 AM
Updated : 30 Jan 2024, 06:37 AM

Manchester United said on Monday they had dealt with an "internal disciplinary matter" involving Marcus Rashford after he missed training last Friday and was absent from Sunday's 4-2 FA Cup fourth-round win against Newport County.

The Premier League club had said initially that the England forward, who was reportedly seen at nightspots in Belfast earlier in the week, was not well enough to be in the squad for the FA Cup match.

United said then that the 26-year-old had "stayed at Carrington to train as he recovers".

"He reported ill and the rest is an internal matter," manager Erik ten Hag told reporters on Sunday. "It is an internal matter. As I said, we will deal with it. I will deal with it."

United's later statement said Rashford had "taken responsibility for his actions", and the matter was now closed.

Rashford, United's Player of the Year in the last campaign, has four goals and six assists in all competitions this season.

He has been dropped before by Ten Hag, with the manager leaving him out of the starting lineup for a game against Wolverhampton Wanderers in December 2022 after he turned up late for a team meeting.

Rashford ended up scoring the winner in that match.

United's next game is at Wolves on Thursday.