Paul Scholes has hit out at Man Utd forward Marcus Rashford for his “stupid” lack of discipline which saw him benched in a 1-0 win at Wolves.
Erik ten Hag revealed before the Premier League match that Rashford had been dropped to the bench due to “internal disciplinary” reasons.
Man Utd manager Ten Hag would not give any further details when pressed on the decision to drop Rashford during his pre-match interview with BT Sport, adding only it was “our rules”.
The Red Devils extended their winning run to five in all competitions thanks to Rashford, who climbed off the bench to score the only goal of the game and keep Wolves in the relegation zone.
But before the match, Scholes had a few words of warning to Rashford and told him to make sure he doesn’t “jeopardise the next six months of the season”.
“He’s jeopardising his own form, really,” Scholes said on BT Sport of Rashford after the England international was left on the Man Utd bench.
“Being stupid or whatever he’s done is wrong, the manager has seen it and he comes out of the team.
“But when the lad’s in such form, he’s been so happy this season, you think of the last 18 months where he’s looked miserable and he hasn’t performed.
“Now could this jeopardise him going forward? I hope not, he looks a bit miserable there [during the warm up], he will do because he’s not playing. I hope it doesn’t jeopardise the next six months of the season.”
And fellow BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand backed Ten Hag’s decision to leave Rashford – who had a poor season in 2021-22 – on the bench with the Man Utd legend a fan of the discipline that the Dutchman has brought to the club.
“Per 90 minutes this has been his [Rashford’s] best return for goals and assists in his Man United career, it’s disappointing,” Ferdinand added.
“You come here as a fan and you want to see your best players playing, he’s in form, he’s one of the best players, one of the first names on the team sheet at this moment in time, so it’s very disappointing to see.
“But on the same note, you’re pleased that the manager is keeping to form in that if there are things going on behind the scenes that he’s not happy with, people get disciplined.”
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