Marcus Rashford: Manchester United Star Parties in Belfast, Misses Training Ahead of FA Cup

Marcus Rashford: Manchester United Star Parties in Belfast, Misses Training Ahead of FA Cup

Martin Moses
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Marcus Rashford was spotted at two Northern Ireland nightclubs
  • The winger ended up missing team training on Friday, citing illness
  • Erik ten Hag's zero tolerance for indiscipline is set to be tested again

Marcus Rashford could potentially find himself in Erik ten Hag's crosshairs after he was spotted at a nightclub, which resulted in him missing training on Friday.

Manchester United are supposed to play League Two side Newport County in the FA Cup fourth round on January 28, but Rashford was a no-show.

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Marcus Rashford in action for Manchester United on January 14. Photo by Ash Donelon.
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In his press conference, ten Hag stated that the England international was ill and a doubt for the game, as reported by Sports Mole.

Rashford attended Northern Ireland nightclubs

Reports have now emerged that the winger was spotted at the Thompsons Garage nightclub in Belfast, Nothern Ireland, on Thursday night.

United were aware that the 26-year-old was in Northern Ireland's capital, confirming that the trending video was taken on Wednesday, a day before the squad had a scheduled day off.

The Athletic, however, reports that Rashford went to the clubs on Wednesday and Thursday before calling in sick on Friday. He was seen at Lavery’s Bar on Wednesday night.

Rashford vs ten Hag

This is set to put the academy graduate on another collision path with ten Hag weeks after attempting another nightclub after their 3-0 derby loss to Manchester City last October.

"I spoke with him about it. It’s unacceptable. He apologised and that is it. For us, it’s an internal matter,"

The Dutch tactician has dropped Rashford before after he arrived at a team meeting a couple of seconds late. His new incidents come at a time when he has only been able to score four times in the Premier League this season.

Rashford fires back at Roy Keane

Sports Brief also reported that Rashford responded to criticism from Roy Keane for his celebrations after scoring against Tottenham Hotspur on January 14.

Rashford's celebration was thought to be a veiled attack on Manchester United fans, leaving Keane insisting that the forward needed to improve on his performances instead of responding to fans.

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