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Erik ten Hag issues blunt response to Marcus Rashford absence


Manchester United ran out 4-2 winners over League Two side Newport County in the 4th round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

The Red Devils are set for a quick turnaround as they face Wolves in the Premier League on Thursday and are 29/20 with bet365 to win that tie.

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Erik ten Hag issues Marcus Rashford response

After beating Newport, Erik ten Hag issued a blunt response to questions over Marcus Rashford’s absence.

Rashford missed training on Friday after calling in sick amid reports he had attended a nightclub in Belfast the previous evening.

Photos and footage circulated on social media allegedly showing Rashford attending Thompsons nightclub, with The Athletic reporting the images were taken on Thursday evening.

Speaking to BBC Sport on Sunday, Ten Hag said of the absent Rashford: “He reported ill”.

Pressed further on speculation Rashford had been partying, Ten Hag added: “It’s an internal matter. I deal with it.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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