Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag called Marcus Rashford’s trip to a nightclub after their Manchester derby defeat “unacceptable” but says the striker has apologized.
The forward is badly out of form, with just one goal in 14 games for United this season, but was seen partying to celebrate his birthday hours after his side lost to Manchester City 3-0 at Old Trafford.
It’s not the first time Rashford has drawn Ten Hag’s ire for an off-field incident. Last season, he was left out of the starting line-up for a Premier League game at Wolves because he overslept and arrived late to a team meeting.
However, Ten Hag firmly rejected suggestions that those lapses mean Rashford is not matching the standards set by the United boss.