Marcus Rashford has been named to the bench for Manchester United’s Premier League match against Wolves on Saturday.
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes praised Erik ten Hag’s honesty in dropping Marcus Rashford to the bench for Saturday’s match against Wolves at Molineux.
Rashford, who scored his tenth goal of the season on Tuesday against Nottingham Forest, has been dropped from the starting lineup due to a “internal disciplinary issue.”
The specifics of the offender’s actions that necessitated such a punishment remain unknown.
Ten Hag has rejuvenated the England international this season, with him playing some of his best football of his career and appearing generally happier and more confident. Nonetheless, he was left out of the starting lineup against the Wolves, raising questions about why.
Whatever happened, former Reds star Scholes praised Ten Hag’s decision, speculating that it was due to ‘lateness.’ Ten Hag has set high standards and made it abundantly clear who is in charge since his arrival at Old Trafford.
Scholes told BT Sport that determining the trᴜth is difficult. “When considering internal discipline, you may consider tardiness.
“But I love him, the way he’s sincere, and he’s got the young man in the form of his life who will [hope to] play a significant role today. He would come into this game expecting to score goals and win. We’ll see if it’s a wise decision to stand by his convictions.”
Scholes then chastised Rashford, admitting that he hopes the aforementioned disciplinary issues haven’t harmed his form this season.
“He’s jeopardizing his own form a little bit by being stᴜpid or whatever he’s done wrong,” he continued, “and the manager has seen it and decided to kck him off the team.”
“However, when he’s on form, he looks so happy, whereas over the last 18 months, he’s looked miserable and hasn’t performed. Could this endanger his future?
“He looks a little dejected there [while warming up] because he’s not playing, but I hope it doesn’t jeopardize the next half of the season.”