Manchester United treble winner Dwight Yorke has urged Erik ten Hag to take action and find the reason behind Marcus Rashford’s antics off the pitch.
United’s No. 10 has been well below the world-class form that netted him 30 goals last season, and recently, he has been outshone by his teammates Rasmus Højlund and Alejandro Garnacho in the forward line.
The Englishman was subsequently dropped from the match day squad and has apologised for his actions following conversations with Erik ten Hag and has since been integrated back into the starting XI.
Many United legends have chimed in with their opinion on the situation surrounding the forward, and Dwight Yorke is the latest to add his name to this very expressive list.
“I don’t condone what he’s [Marcus Rashford] done, I think he’s come out and apologised for that,” said Yorke to Sky Sports.
“I feel that Marcus Rashford, in fact, I know he’s the best player at Manchester United football club. You can’t have your best player going off the walls like that, that doesn’t happen.
“There is a reason behind it I think it’s the manager’s duty to find out what the reason is about to have that one-on-one conversation as to why his star man is doing what he’s doing.
“There’s more to it, there might be more to what we don’t know. Yes, the media speculate. And, yes, he was in Belfast doing what he’s doing when he’s not supposed to have done, [I] don’t condone that for a minute. No way.
“But there must be a root to it somewhere, and you need to get to the bottom of it.”
The 52-year-old was part of a deadly strike partnership with Andy Cole, who himself has offered his opinion on all things Manchester United recently, and the two definitely knew where the goal was, scoring 66 and 121 times during their time at Old Trafford, respectively.
Yorke’s goals and link-up with teammates were a big part of United’s success during the striker’s time at the club under the expert tenure of Sir Alex Ferguson, and the great Scot’s man management tactics seemed to have made an impression as he is calling for Ten Hag to take a leaf out of Sir Alex’s book.
“If I was Ten Hag, I’d drive to his house. I’d have a one-on-one conversation with him, in front of his mum or his agent. I’d drive to his house because I know how important he is to my success, Manchester United’s success, he’s a key figure.”
Whether you agree with the ex-Red on Marcus Rashford currently being the best player at the club or not, it is obvious that he is a shadow of his former self, and perhaps drastic measures like a home visit could be what’s necessary to get him back to the required form.
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