Rashford, the England international, was recently excluded from the United squad that secured a 4-2 victory against a League Two side on Sunday. Reports suggest that he was spotted clubbing in Northern Ireland alongside his friend and former youth team-mate Ro-Shaun Williams on Wednesday night. This occurred during a day off for the first-team squad, and it’s also been alleged that he went out clubbing on Thursday night despite having to report back to training the next morning.
Before the Newport game, Ten Hag mentioned that Rashford had “reported ill” when questioned about his absence, elaborating that it was an “internal matter” which he was dealing with. When asked if the issue had anything to do with Rashford being at the nightclub during the week, Ten Hag responded with a vague statement.
There is video evidence, obtained by The Athletic, suggesting that Rashford was present at the club on both nights. These actions have left the manager feeling very disappointed and could result in a significant punishment for Rashford from the club.