(Updates with Rashford’s remarks, etc.)
31 December (Reuters) – Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has been left on the bench for disciplinary reasons in the Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, manager Eric ten Hug said. said.
Rashford returned to form this season under new manager Ten Hag, coming off the bench to score the winner as United defeated Wolves at Molineux.
When asked why Rashford went missing, Ten Hag told BT Sport:
Rashford hugged Ten Hag after the match and when asked why he was left out, admitted his mistake and smiled.
“I was a little late for the meeting,” he said. “I overslept a little. It can happen.
“It’s a shame we didn’t play, but I understand the decision. I’m happy with the win. I think we can draw a line under it and move on.”
The win was United’s third consecutive league title and a top-four finish ahead of Tottenham Hotspur, who face Aston Villa on New Year’s Day. (Reporting by Aadi Nair and Peter Hall, Editing by Christian Radnedge)