Marcus Rashford reveals reason why he was dropped over disciplinary issue by Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag for Wolves win | The Sun

MARCUS RASHFORD confirmed he OVERSLEPT for a team meeting which resulted in him being dropped for Manchester United's trip to Wolves.

The 25-year-old's omission from the starting line-up at Molineux raised eyebrows before kick-off.

Manager Erik ten Hag said Rashford dropping to the substitutes bench was for disciplinary reasons.

In-form Rashford's disciplinary lasted just 45 minutes, though.

He was brought on before the start of the second half for teenage sensation Alejandro Garnacho.

And the Red Devils star scored the winner, after playing a clever one-two with Bruno Fernandes.


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Rashford thought he had a brace late on, but it was ruled out for a handball.

After the game, Rashford revealed the reason behind being dropped.

The goal scorer overslept and was late for a team meeting, and despite being "disappointed" by Ten Hag's decision, Rashford insists he is no exception to "team rules".

He explained to BT Sport: "Team rules, it is a mistake that can happen.

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"Obviously disappointed not to play but I understand the decision.

"I am happy we managed to win the game, I was a little bit late for a meeting, I slept in, it can happen."

Ten Hag has praised Rashford for showing the right attitude to come back from his mistake.

Rashford showed the opposite of "mental weakness" – an issue Ten Hag identified in the team before taking over in the summer.

Ten Hag said on Rashford's reaction: "He was bright, he was lively, he score a goal, that is the right reaction.

"Everyone has to match rules and values and if you react like this, it is the right answer."

The goal has taken Rashford's goal tally to ten across all competitions this season.

And the goal handed United three valuable points, which pushed Ten Hag's men into the top four.

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United have leapfrogged Tottenham by one point in the Premier League table.

Antonio Conte's men take on Aston Villa on Sunday, where they can reclaim fourth.

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