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Marcus Rashford explains why he accepted Erik ten Hag’s punishment for oversleeping



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With Manchester United defeating Wolves 1-0 to round off their Premier League season, Marcus Rashford was a big talking point after he was dropped for oversleeping a team meeting.

Erik ten Hag has made it clear that rules need to be followed, and those who don’t follow the rules will be punished – as Marcus Rashford found out on Saturday afternoon.

Obviously it’s team rules. I made a mistake,” he told BT Sport after the game. “That can happen. I’m obviously disappointed not to play but I understand the decision and I’m happen we managed to win anyway.

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“We draw a line under it and move on. I was a little bit late for a meeting. I overslept but it can happen.”

Rashford has been on fine form this season, and is sat as Manchester United‘s current top goal scorer with 11 to his name so far this campaign.

“I think I’m in a good place,” Rashford said. “I’m just pleased with the way we’re progressing. In the past we could have easily lost that game or definitely drawn it. They put a lot of pressure on us but we stood up to it well and David (de Gea) made a massive save late on.

“It’s going to be tough like any other season but we’ve got to push ourselves and try to get as high up the table as possible. A lot of the teams are going well this year and being very consistent. We have to be on top of our game to try to go one step further.”

Marcus Rashford has clearly acknowledged and accepted Ten Hag’s punishment, because he knows that the rules are there for the good of the team and that no one is safe or above said rules.

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Ten Hag has praised Rashford for his reaction once he stepped onto the field, saying the English winger found the “right answer”.

“It’s good after the decision, Rashford came in,” Ten Hag told BT Sport. “He was bright, he was lively and he scored a goal to give a good reaction. Everyone has to adhere to the rules and if you react like this, it is the right answer.”