Erik ten Hag ‘should drive to Marcus Rashford’s house’ to get to the bottom of the Man United man’s discipline problems because ‘something deeper is going on’, claims Dwight Yorke on the back of forward’s Belfast bender

  • Rashford missed United’s FA Cup win over Newport after being seen in Belfast
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Former Manchester United forward Dwight Yorke has suggested Erik ten Hag should drive to Marcus Rashford’s house to get the to route of his issues.

Rashford missed United’s FA Cup win over Newport just over a week ago after he called in sick for training just hours after he was seen in a Belfast nightclub, in a separate country to the Carrington training ground.

The 26-year-old has been the focus of attention around the club since, and scored against Wolves in his side’s 4-3 win last week in his return to action.

United manager Ten Hag repeatedly refused to address the situation in the media, but claimed the case is now closed after dealing with the ‘internal matter’.

Yorke, however, suggested that there could be something deeper going on for Rashford, and that his manager should take matters into his own hands to find out what that is. 

Erik ten Hag should drive to the house of Marcus Rashford (pictured) to get to the bottom of the forward’s discipline problems, Dwight Yorke has claimed

Ten Hag (pictured) has insisted that it is 'case closed' after Rashford went on a Belfast bender hours before he was set to report for training

Ten Hag (pictured) has insisted that it is ‘case closed’ after Rashford went on a Belfast bender hours before he was set to report for training

Yorke (pictured) suggested there is 'something deeper going on' surrounding the England man

Yorke (pictured) suggested there is ‘something deeper going on’ surrounding the England man

‘I don’t condone what he’s done,’ Yorke said, speaking to Sky Sports. ‘I think he came out an apologised for that. I feel like, in fact I know, Marcus Rashford is the best player at Manchester United Football Club.

‘You can’t have your best players going of the walls like that, that doesn’t happen. There’s a reason behind it, I think it’s the manager’s duty to find out what the reason is about, to have that one-on-one conversation as to why his star man is doing what he’s doing.

‘There is more to it. There might be more to what we don’t know. Yes, the media speculate, and yes, he was in Belfast doing what he’s doing when he’s not supposed to have done. I don’t condone that for a minute, no way.

‘But it must be a route to it somewhere that you need to get to the bottom of. And if I was Ten Hag, I would drive to his house. I’ll have one on one with this conversation in front of him. In front of him mum or his agent, I’ll have all these conversations.

‘I’d drive to his house, because I know how important he is to my success, to Manchester United’s success. He’s a key figure.’

Rashford was pictured walking down a flight of steps at the night club with several members of his party

The forward was subsequently pulled away from cameras he walked into the bar

Rashford had been seen entering Belfast night club Thompsons Garage last week

The forward scored on his return to the side last week, netting his side's first goal in their win over Wolves

The forward scored on his return to the side last week, netting his side’s first goal in their win over Wolves

Ten Hag had stated that the official reason for Rashford’s absence was due to ‘illness’ with reports claiming Rashford had gone on a ’12-hour tequila bender’ and has subsequently angered several of his team-mates after being absent from training. 

When asked about his decision to start the England man against Wolves,, Ten Hag said: ‘I didn’t select him on Sunday, he has taken responsibility so case closed. He was then asked if he had something to prove, adding: ‘Case closed, we move on.’

It’s not the first time he has let Ten Hag down, however, with the forward being dropped for an away game at Wolves in 2022 after missing a team meeting due to oversleeping. 

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