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Ten Hag set to ‘deal’ with Rashford absence after nightclub report

NEWPORT, United Kingdom — Erik ten Hag insisted he will deal with Marcus Rashford’s absence after the Manchester United star missed Sunday’s 4-2 victory at Newport in the FA Cup.

Ten Hag claimed Rashford was absent from the fourth round clash in south Wales after saying he was ill on Friday.

But reports over the weekend suggested the England forward had spent Thursday evening at a Belfast nightclub before missing training with United the next day.

“He reported ill,” United boss Ten Hag said after United blew a two-goal lead before surviving their trip to fourth tier Newport.

“The rest is an internal matter. I deal with it, we will deal with it.”

Ten Hag said there was a “no good culture” when he arrived at United and he has encountered disciplinary issues during his Old Trafford tenure.

United winger Jadon Sancho returned to Borussia Dortmund on loan earlier this month after falling out with the Dutchman.

Rashford was also dropped for a Premier League match against Wolves last season after turning up late to a team meeting when he overslept.

Pressed on his latest issue with Rashford, Ten Hag said: “I don’t go in this case. We talked before about it, we played a good game, and now we move on.” — AFP