Marcus Rashford apologises to Erik ten Hag for partying after Manchester derby defeat

Marcus Rashford apologises to Erik ten Hag for partying after Manchester derby defeat

Marcus Rashford, the Manchester United forward, has apologised to his manager Erik ten Hag for attending a nightclub to party right after the humiliating 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City in the Premier League.

According to The Athletic, Rashford was spotted at a popular nightspot in Manchester on Saturday night, just hours after his team was thrashed by their local rivals at Old Trafford. Rashford, who has scored only one goal in the league so far this season, was invisible in the derby as well, playing for 85 minutes before being substituted.

The 24-year-old England international has reportedly said sorry to Ten Hag, who has maintained that he has no issues with the player, even though it was not right for him to attend a party at that time.

Ten Hag told reporters: "Yes I am aware of it, I spoke with him about it. It is unacceptable. I told them, he apologised and that is it. It is an internal matter."

The Dutch manager was pressed further as to whether things were okay with Rashford. To that, he replied: "As I say, It is an internal matter. He is fitting in. He is very motivated to put things right. I know how much effort he is putting in. He makes a mistake but that doesn’t say he is not fitting in. He is totally with us. He makes one mistake but also off the pitch what he is doing, how he lives, I am sure he is doing everything right to help the team and to perform and let us win."

Ten Hag is under immense pressure to turn things around at Manchester United, who are currently 8th in the table. The former Ajax boss, who replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in October, has won only three of his eight games in charge, losing four and drawing one.
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