Marcus Rashford was excluded from the lineup for the FA Cup fourth round match against Newport County. His manager, Ten Hag, deemed his behavior unacceptable and Rashford apologized for his actions. However, his on-field performance this season has been lackluster, with only four goals compared to last season’s 30. Former United academy manager, Butt, defended Rashford by attributing his underwhelming performances to being “unhappy”, and criticized the first-team’s dressing room.
Butt has known Rashford since he was eight years old and feels defensive of him, stating that if Rashford is not happy playing football, he will not perform well. Butt acknowledged that Rashford needs to sort out his mental state as he is not working hard enough due to his current dissatisfaction. Butt also expressed disappointment in the current atmosphere of the team’s dressing room, emphasizing the need for players to take responsibility for the club’s well-being.