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Sir Dave Brailsford holds Man United players meeting following Rashford incident



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Sir Dave Brailsford has taken direct action following Marcus Rashford’s recent incident by addressing the entire Manchester United squad.

Rashford, 26, was unavailable for selection in the FA Cup win against Newport on Sunday and United stated that the forward player was ill after missing training on Friday.

Reports have stated that Rashford was in Belfast on Thursday evening in a nightclub and did not return to Manchester until the next morning.

Following a meeting with his brother and agent Dwaine Maynard, John Murtough and Erik ten Hag at Carrington on Monday, the situation has been resolved.

“Marcus [Rashford] has taken responsibility for his actions. This has been dealt with as an internal disciplinary matter, which is now closed,” the club’s statement read.

The left-winger also will be available for selection against Wolves on Thursday evening as United return to Premier League action.

However, the situation has seemingly caused Sir Dave Brailsford to step in and remind the United squad of the standards that the INEOS team want at the club.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s right-hand man has been known for ‘marginal gains’ throughout his successful career and has stated that sporting teams must avoid ‘losing behaviours’ such as moaning.

The Athletic has reported that Brailsford spoke separately to the United squad on Monday, whilst Rashford was in talks, explaining the INEOS approach to sporting excellence and the importance of standards.

INEOS are still awaiting their 25 per cent stake in the club to be ratified by the Premier League.

Dave Brailsford has attended every game since confirmation of the deal, including the win over Newport on the weekend.