Erik ten Hag Explains Difference Between Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho’s Situations

Erik ten Hag Explains Difference Between Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho’s Situations

Martin Moses
updated at February 1, 2024 at 7:40 AM
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  • Erik ten Hag has clarified the thought process behind 'forgiving' Marcus Rashford
  • Jadon Sancho fell out with the manager and ended up leaving the club in January
  • Rashord has already been reinstated into the team after skipping training last week

Erik ten Hag has shed light on the differences between Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho's situations at Manchester United.

This came after Rashford's recent indiscipline case was resolved quickly, with the club announcing that he would be available for selection when they face Wolves on February 1.

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Marcus Rashford will be available for selection in Manchester United's next game. Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse.
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The England international missed training last week, citing illness, only for videos of him in a nightclub in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to surface online.

He missed their FA Cup win over Newport County, with ten Hag later confirming that the case had been dealt with internally.

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"So he has taken responsibility and for the rest, it is an internal matter. Case closed," as captured by the club's website.

How Jadon Sancho's case was handled

The quick conclusion of the case was a stark contrast to Sancho's situation. Sancho fell out with ten Hag in September last year after the manager accused him of not giving his best in training sessions.

The Manchester City academy graduate fired back, insisting he would no longer allow himself to be used as a scapegoat. The social media statement was soon deleted.

Sancho remained sidelined from first-team action until he sealed a loan move away from the club last month, rejoining his former side, Borussia Dortmund.

Ten Hag has now revealed that Rashford's matter did not follow a similar path as the 26-year-old was willing to discuss his indiscretions.

"We can sort out everything internally. Jadon chose to go public," said the Dutch tactician, as quoted by ESPN.

Times Rashford has been in trouble

Sports Brief has also reported that of the other times Rashford had to apologise to ten Hag. The forward is not a stranger to indiscipline issues, having been caught on the wrong side of the law in the past.

Last year, he was spotted at a nightclub just hours after suffering a 3-0 defeat in the Manchester derby.

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