Former Premier League striker Chris Sutton has made bold claims regarding Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, suggesting a lack of respect towards manager Erik ten Hag.
Rashford’s recent struggles both on and off the pitch have cast a shadow over his tenure at Manchester United. Despite citing illness, his absence from the squad against Newport County raised eyebrows, particularly after being spotted in Belfast the night before a scheduled training session.
Reports suggest internal concerns among coaches and players regarding Rashford’s behavior, although the club has addressed the issue internally, hoping to quell any further speculation.
Sutton, speaking on the It’s All Kicking Off podcast, didn’t mince words regarding Rashford’s conduct, painting a picture of a player with a sense of entitlement and disregard for authority.
“Marcus Rashford is emblematic of several Manchester United players currently,” Sutton remarked. “His repeated indiscretions suggest a lack of respect for both the manager and his teammates. At 26, Rashford’s behavior is concerning, signaling a broader issue within the club.”
While Rashford’s behavior may raise eyebrows, it’s unlikely to sway Ten Hag’s future at the club. Despite rumors of friction between players and manager, it’s the string of disappointing results and uninspiring football that weigh heavily against Ten Hag’s tenure.
As United languish far from title contention and suffer early exits from cup competitions, Ten Hag’s job security hinges more on performance than player discontent. While Rashford’s actions may fuel speculation, it’s the team’s overall performance that will determine the manager’s fate come season’s end.