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“He knows…” Marcus Rashford handed sound advice following Belfast incident



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Ex-Manchester United captain Gary Neville has offered his advice to Marcus Rashford after the forward was spotted clubbing in Belfast.

Rashford, 26, subsequently called in ill for training following his nightlife antics and was dropped by Erik ten Hag for United’s FA Cup clash against Newport County.

Since then, the club has held talks with the No. 10 alongside his agent and brother, Dwayne Maynard, and have released a statement where the player accepts full responsibility for his actions. This has gathered interest from clubs around the world, including PSG, as they inquire about Rashford’s availability.

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Many have been eager to chime in their opinion on the situation, with the latest being the Manchester United legend Gary Neville. The former fullback spoke in his usual matter-of-fact manner whilst on national TV.

“Marcus himself knows, he’s an experienced player, we’re not talking about a young lad,” he said on BBC Breakfast.

“But he has done it a couple of times in the last few months. I’ve always seen Marcus as really responsible, a good professional, someone who works hard every single day.

“He’s going through a dip in form at the moment… but it can become your personality if you’re not careful. If you do it too many times people can start to say ‘what’s happening in his lie’. He just needs to relax and calm down.”

The last words “relax and calm down” seemed to be the key to the Englishman’s sensational purple patch of form that led to him finding the back of the net 30 times last season.

Marcus Rashford was playing his football with a smile on his face and exuberating confidence, the complete opposite of what he is this year, frustrated and running into defenders.

Rashford is available for United’s next Premier League game against Wolves on Thursday, but following the recent media fanfare, it will be surprising if he is involved.