Marcus Rashford will start for Manchester United against Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday.
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes praised manager Erik ten Hag’s candor in benching Marcus Rashford for Saturday’s match at Molineux against Wolves.
Rashford, who scored his 10th goal of the season on Tuesday against Nottingham Forest, has been omitted from the starting lineup due to a ‘internal disciplinary’ issue. The attacker’s actions that merited such punishment have yet to be confirmed.
Paul Scholes is a former midfielder for Manchester United.
This season, Ten Hag has rejuvenated the England international, producing some of his best football of his career while also appearing happier and more confident. Despite this, he has been left out of the squad for the match against Wolves, raising concerns about what has happened.
Regardless of what has happened, former Reds ace Scholes has praised Ten Hag for his decision, suggesting that it could possibly be because of ‘lateness’. From the start of his reign at Old Trafford, Ten Hag has set high standards and made it clear who is in charge on several occasions.
“Knowing the trth is extremely difficult,” Scholes told BT Sport. “You imagine internal disciplinary action and tardiness.
“But I love him, the way he’s honest, he’s got the lad in the form of his life who will [be hoping to] play a big part today. He’d come into this game expecting to win and score goals. We’ll see if sticking to his gᴜns is a good idea.”
Scholes then chastised Rashford, saying he hopes the aforementioned disciplinary issues do not affect his form this season.
“By being stᴜpid or whatever he’s done wrong, he’s jeopardizing his own form a little bit,” he added. “But when he is on form, he’s looked so happy and if you look over the last 18 months, he’s looked miserable and hasn’t performed, could this jeopardise him going forward?
“He looks a bit miserable there [warming up] because he’s not playing but I hope it doesn’t jeopardise the next six months of the season.