Marcus Rashford attending a nightclub party following Manchester United’s crushing 3-0 derby loss at home to Manchester City on Sunday, according to manager Erik ten Hag of Manchester United, was “unacceptable”.
The day following the game, there were reports that the England international, who turned 26 on Tuesday, had attended a pre-arranged birthday party at a Manchester nightclub hours after the Premier League defeat at Old Trafford.
After scoring thirty goals for United in the previous campaign and agreeing to a five-year contract extension with the team in the summer, Rashford has struggled this year, scoring just once in 14 appearances.
“Yes, I am aware of it,” Ten Hag responded on Friday.
“I discussed it with him. I told him that was wrong, and he apologised, but that was all. It’s an internal issue for the others.”
When questioned if Rashford had received a sanction for an incident that, in his words, won’t affect the forward’s availability for Saturday’s crucial Premier League trip to Fulham, Ten Hag reiterated that it was a “internal matter”.
Eighth position This season, United has dropped five of its ten league games.