Erik ten Hag known as Marcus Rashford’s journey to a nightclub after their Manchester derby defeat “unacceptable” however says the striker has apologised.
The ahead is badly out of shape, with only one aim in 14 video games for United this season however was seen partying to have a good time his birthday hours after his facet misplaced to Manchester Metropolis 3-0 at Outdated Trafford.
“Sure, I’m conscious of it, I spoke with him about it,” mentioned Ten Hag in his press convention on Friday. “It is unacceptable. I informed him. He apologised. And that is it. For the remainder it is an inside matter.”
It is not the primary time Rashford has drawn Ten Hag’s ire for an off-field incident. Final season he was neglected of the beginning line-up for a Premier League sport at Wolves as a result of he overslept and arrived late to a crew assembly.
Nonetheless, Ten Hag firmly rejected solutions these lapses imply Rashford will not be matching the requirements set by the United boss.
“Your suggestion will not be proper,” Ten Hag mentioned. “He is becoming in [with Ten Hag’s policies]. He is very motivated to place issues proper. I do know which effort he is placing in. He is completely with us.
“He makes a mistake nevertheless it would not say he is not becoming in. I see him each day, on the coaching, what he is doing, I do know. Make one mistake. But additionally, off the pitch what he is doing, how he lives and I am certain he is doing the whole lot proper to assist the crew to carry out and to allow us to win.”
Ten Hag: Not proper to query gamers’ character
Erik ten Hag defends his teaching philosophy and why his facet are ‘clear’ on their intentions, following back-to-back 3-0 defeats at Outdated Trafford
Ten Hag’s feedback on Rashford had been a part of a press convention through which he needed to defend the character of his squad, who had been booed off on Wednesday when the Manchester derby defeat was adopted by one other 3-0 loss at Outdated Trafford to Newcastle within the Carabao Cup.
The United boss mentioned it’s not proper to query his gamers’ character, regardless of the crew dropping eight of their first 15 matches this season.
Former captain Gary Neville described the crew’s performances as “woeful”. Paul Merson informed Sky Sports activities this week he believes Ten Hag has “misplaced the gamers” however when requested whether or not his squad lacked the required spirit, the Dutchman insisted: “That is not proper.”
Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher conflict on what the issues are at Manchester United following a complete 3-0 defeat to native rivals Manchester Metropolis and the place the blame lies after an absence of progress
Ten Hag pointed to the 2 late targets United scored to win at residence towards Brentford final month, saying: “If there wasn’t spirit and characters within the dressing room, we could not do that.”
The previous Ajax boss – who joined United in the summertime of 2022 – mentioned the response from his gamers to their latest outcomes has been “constructive”, including: “They need to put this proper. We all know the requirements right here.
“We’ve got to match the requirements, each day. We’ve got had two massive setbacks however this dressing room is robust, the workers is robust and this supervisor is robust.”
Man Utd’s subsequent 5 fixtures
Saturday November 4 – Fulham (A) – Premier League, kick-off 12.30pm
Wednesday November 8 – Copenhagen (A) – Champions League, kick-off 8pm
Saturday November 11 – Luton (H) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm
Sunday November 26 – Everton (A) – Premier League, kick-off 4.30pm, stay on Sky Sports activities
Wednesday November 29 – Galatasaray (A) – Champions League, kick-off 5.45pm
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