Marcus Rashford’s birthday celebrations hours after Manchester United’s 3-0 defeat by Manchester City were “unacceptable” and the forward has apologised, says manager Erik ten Hag.
The party last Sunday night was pre-planned, and attending the gathering did not prevent Rashford from arriving on time for training on Monday.
“I am aware of it and I spoke with him about it,” said Ten Hag.
“It is unacceptable. I told him. He apologised and that is it.”
Ten Hag was clearly unhappy at the optics of Rashford being seen out in one of Manchester’s most exclusive nightspots when he had just been part of an abject Premier League display in which United ended up being comprehensively outclassed.
The manager refused to say whether the England international, who turned 26 on 31 October, had been fined, saying it was an internal matter.
However, he confirmed Rashford had not been omitted from the starting line-up for Wednesday’s EFL Cup fourth-round defeat by Newcastle as a disciplinary measure.