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Marcus Rashford was caught partying in Northern Ireland (Picture: Reuters)

Erik ten Hag made Marcus Rashford train alone at Carrington on Sunday and rejected the England star’s plea to play in the FA Cup clash against Newport.

Rashford was absent from United’s 4-2 victory over the League Two side with Ten Hag insisting before the game that his omission was due to an ‘internal issue’.

That came after Rashford was seen partying in Northern Ireland on Wednesday and Thursday, which subsequently saw him report ill to training on Friday.

It has now emerged that Rashford, who has been fined £650,000 by the club, actually offered to play on Sunday but Ten Hag rejected his proposal.

Rashford was willing to travel from Manchester to Wales on the Sunday morning ahead of the 4.30pm kick-off but Ten Hag ordered the 26-year-old to go and train at Carrington instead on the same day, according to The Times.

Speaking after the match, Ten Hag faced a series of difficult questions over the situation and refused to confirm if Rashford had lied to his face or not.

United have since confirmed in a statement that Rashford ‘has taken responsibility for his actions’ and that the internal disciplinary matter is ‘now closed’.

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Marcus Rashford has upset his Man Utd teammates (Picture: Getty)

But the fallout from Rashford’s partying does not appear to be over just yet amid reports that he has angered his United teammates.

Many pundits have slammed Rashford with Chris Sutton insisting the forward is ‘out of control’ and has ‘no respect’ for Ten Hag because he thinks he’ll ‘outlast’ him.

Meanwhile, Sarah Adair, who claims to have partied with Rashford until the early hours of the morning, said: ‘I’m not surprised he missed training the next day given how late he got to bed and how much he’d had to drink.

‘They were drinking tequila and passing around a bottle of Patron and he also ordered a round of limoncello. He was clearly on a mission to get drunk.

‘He was clearly on a mission to have a big night. It’s not like it wasn’t planned from the start. I don’t know how he didn’t realise he would be caught out.’

It is not the first time Rashford’s discipline has come into question under Ten Hag with the United manager forced to drop his player last season after he reported late to a team meeting.


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