Rio Ferdinand fires warning to Marcus Rashford over his Manchester United future | Football

Marcus Rashford returned to training on Monday (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand says Marcus Rashford has failed to stick to his ‘duty’ at the club and should be ‘leading the team’.

The forward missed United’s FA Cup win against Newport County on Sunday, with the club claiming he was ill.

Rashford missed training on Friday through illness, after the club defended social media videos of him entering a nightclub in Belfast on Wednesday night.

The club were relaxed about the video, as it was before a scheduled day off.

However, further footage emerged of Rashford entering a nightclub on Thursday night – the day before he reported ill for training.

Rashford’s agent arrived at United’s training ground this morning as the forward reported for training.

29.1.24.......Manchester United players arrive at The Carrington Training Complex on Monday morning......Marcus Rashford.

Rashford driving into training on Monday(Credits: Eamonn andJames Clarke)

Ferdinand believes Rashford has failed to realise he’s now a ‘senior’ member of the dressing room and says he needs to be more ‘aware’.

‘Right now Marcus should be the guy that’s leading that team,’ said Ferdinand.

‘There’s a lot of noise around the club. You’re one of the most experienced players now, keep that noise down. That’s your duty.

‘You’re one of the leaders now, like it or not, because of the time you’ve been there. You’ve got to be aware enough that when you’re not doing well enough as a club and as a team, and you’re not hitting the standards that you know you’re about, you’ve got to be aware.’

Rashford signed a new long-term deal in the summer of 2023, following a brilliant campaign for the club.

The forward scored 30 goals in all competitions last term, including one in the final of the Carabao Cup final.

However, he’s netted just four times this term.

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