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Rashford Explains Why He Was Benched Against Wolves, While Shaw Praises Ten Hag’s Manchester United Strategy

Rashford Explains Why He Was Benched Against Wolves, While Shaw Praises Ten Hag's Manchester United Strategy

Marcus Rashford was left out of Manchester United’s win over Wolves because he overslept and missed a team meeting..

After missing a team meeting earlier in the week, the 25-year-old was demoted to the bench for United’s trip to Molineux on Saturday lunchtime. Erik ten Hag confirmed ahead of the game that Rashford had lost his starting spot due to a “internal disciplinary” issue involving the forward.

Alejandro Garnacho started in his place, but the England international came to United’s rescue when he was introduced at halftime and scored the game’s only goal.

When questioned about his absence, Rashford stated:

I was a few minutes late for a meeting. I overslept because I slept in. It is possible.”

Luke Shaw applauds Erik ten Hag’s approach at Manchester United.
Erik ten Hag’s disciplined approach as Manchester United manager has been praised by Luke Shaw.

The Dutchman has restored authority to the club’s managerial position and made it clear that he is not afraid to drop any player who does not meet his elite standards.

Following a ‘internal disciplinary’ issue involving the forward, Ten Hag dropped Marcus Rashford from the starting lineup for United’s trip to Wolves on Saturday. Rashford scored the game’s only goal after being introduced at halftime, with Alejandro Garnacho starting ahead of him..

Rashford Explains Why He Was Benched Against Wolves, While Shaw Praises Ten Hag's Manchester United Strategy

Following the 1-0 victory, Shaw was asked about Ten Hag’s authoritative demeanor following the decision to rest their in-form striker. “People can’t do whatever they want,” he said. “Perhaps that was the problem in the past – people getting away with silly little things..

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