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Marcus Rashford felt ‘strange’ after Erik ten Hag decision he’d ‘never seen’ at Man Utd

Marcus Rashford felt ‘strange’ after Erik ten Hag decision he’d ‘never seen’ at Man Utd

Marcus Rashford has shared his feelings about being left out of a game earlier this season due to his lateness.

The soccer player for Manchester United stated that his coach, Erik ten Hag, handled the situation in a unique way that differed from any other manager he has had in the past.

Since the World Cup, Rashford has been in excellent form for Manchester United, having scored two goals in two games before he was dropped from the starting lineup for the New Year’s Eve match against Wolves.

Ten Hag had informed the media before the game that Rashford was not included due to disciplinary issues. However, Rashford later came on as a substitute and scored the winning goal with only 14 minutes left, which seemed to have made amends for his earlier mistake.

After the game, Rashford revealed that he was late for a team meeting, and he has now elaborated on how he felt “unusual” after being excluded from the starting lineup by Ten Hag.

Despite feeling uneasy about being dropped from the starting lineup, Rashford acknowledges that it was the correct decision and believes that Manchester United should maintain such high standards.

Rashford said: “For me, that’s why I never made a thing out of it, because if I was a coach, I’d have done the same.

“Because if you don’t have standards in the training ground, how do you expect to go out on the pitch and win consistently? It’s impossible.

“If you’re going to allow each other to slip or have an off day, and no one says anything about it, which is at times a position that we’ve been in, once you’re in it it’s difficult to get out of it because it becomes normal.

“And I’ve not seen it at this club before. So for me, it was a little bit strange and it’s even more strange when you’re involved in it.

“However harsh that reminder is, it’s a reminder. For me, it was not starting a game, but you have to accept it.

“You have to move forward. We spoke about it afterwards a little bit, but for me, once he made that decision, it’s his decision and you have to respect it.”

Since the victory at Molineux, Rashford has scored an impressive 13 goals in 15 matches. He is hoping to maintain this excellent form going into Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Newcastle, as Manchester United aims to end their six-year drought for a major trophy.

However, Rashford sustained an injury during Thursday’s Europa League victory over Barcelona at Old Trafford. Despite this setback, Ten Hag is optimistic that Rashford will recover in time to be fully fit for the weekend’s trip to Wembley.

Marcus Rashford felt ‘strange’ after Erik ten Hag decision he’d ‘never seen’ at Man Utd

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