Marcus Rashford SNUBS waiting Man United fans before Fulham clash

Marcus Rashford keeps a low profile as he SNUBS fans waiting to wave Man United off at the train station before their trip to Fulham – after receiving a tongue-lashing from Erik ten Hag over ‘unacceptable’ partying

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Marcus Rashford kept a low profile as he appeared to snub fans waiting to wave off Manchester United as they made the journey to London ahead of today’s lunchtime kick-off with Fulham.  

The England star wore headphones and a baseball cap low over his forehead and seemed engrossed in his iPad as he walked with the team towards Stockport train station on a damp and drizzly morning. 

But whilst his team-mates – including Anthony Martial – stopped for a quick high-five with some of the attendant supporters, Rashford continued straight ahead as he made for the train. 

Fans on X (formerly Twitter) were divided over the 26-year-old’s behaviour, with the original poster of the video asking: ‘Who does Rashford think he is?’

Another echoed the sentiment, adding: ‘He always does that. He doesn’t even recognize the fans who most probably wait there for hours.’

Marcus Rashford appeared to snub waiting fans on route to the train station before Man United’s clash with Fulham

The forward recently came under fire from Erik ten Hag for partying hours after last weekend’s Manchester derby

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But a number had an overwhelming sympathy for the forward, arguing that Rashford was perhaps just ‘getting in the zone’ or ‘tuning out the noise’ ahead of the trip to Craven Cottage.

The player’s behaviour came under scrutiny on Friday when Rashford received a public remonstration from his manager Erik ten Hag over photographs of academy graduate partying at Chinawhite nightclub hours after defeat in the Manchester derby. 

Rashford was celebrating his 26th birthday but the timing mattered not a jot to the Dutch head coach as he dubbed the decision ‘unacceptable’ in the wake of the 3-0 home loss. 

‘I spoke with him about it. It’s unacceptable,’ Ten Hag said. ‘He apologised and that is it. For us it’s an internal matter.’ 

Sunday’s defeat was chased by a chastening 3-0 drubbing by Newcastle which knocked them out of the Carabao Cup. 

The two results marked the first time that Manchester United have lost back-to-back home matches by three or more goals since the 1962-63 season. 

But Ten Hag refused to doubt his player’s intentions on the pitch in the wake of the misdeed. 

‘He’s very motivated to put things right. He’s totally with us,’ Ten Hag added. 

‘He has made a mistake but that doesn’t say he’s not fitting in. I see him every day in training, what he’s doing, I know.’

After a blistering 2022-23 season which saw him tally up a remarkable 30-goal haul across all competitions, Rashford was handed a new bumper £300,000-a-week contract to make him one of the club’s highest earners. 

But a dip in form at the start of this United campaign has seen Rashford score just once in 13 outings. 

The Red Devils will be hoping the talismanic figure starts firing again soon, with new summer signing Rasmus Hojlund yet to get off the mark in the Premier League. 

The Danish striker has picked up three goals in red in Champions League competition, but hasn’t yet opened his account to help United improve upon their eighth-place in the league.  


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