Marcus Rashford DROPPED by Erik ten Hag for Manchester United’s clash against Chelsea

Arlo Gibbons


Marcus Rashford has been dropped by Erik ten Hag ahead of Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Chelsea.

The forward, a regular starter for the Red Devils, has not been included in Ten Hag’s starting line-up for Wednesday night’s match at Old Trafford.

Rashford-manchester-united-action-863645507.jpg?strip=all&w=960″ alt=”” width=”960″ height=”640″>Rashford has endured a torrid season, capped off by his anonymous display at St James’ Park last weekendGetty

The reason for Rashford being benched isn’t clear, however, the England international was widely criticised for an anonymous display during Man United‘s defeat at Newcastle last weekend.

Ten Hag has made four changes from Man United’s last outing, with Victor Lindelof, Sofyan Amrabat, Antony and Rasmus Hojlund coming in for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Kobbie Mainoo, Anthony Martial and Rashford.

Manchester United XI: Onana, Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Amrabat, McTominay, Fernandes, Antony, Garnacho, Hojlund

Substitutes: Boyindir, Martial, Rashford, Reguilon, Pellistri, Wan-Bissaka, Van de Beek, Evans, Mainoo

talkSPORT understands Ten Hag is under the impression that he and Rashford have a good relationship.

It’s been a miserable season so far for Rashford, who has just two goals in 18 appearances in all competitions.

The season has seen plenty of setbacks with Ten Hag’s men, who have lost six out of their 14 league matches.

In the lead-up to the Chelsea clash, the club banned four journalists from Ten Hag’s press conference on Tuesday amid a story run by numerous outlets suggesting the Dutchman had ‘lost more than 50 per cent of the dressing room’.

Failure to beat Chelsea will put more pressure on Ten HagGetty

Following the bans placed on Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol, the Manchester Evening News’ Samuel Luckhurst, the Daily Mirror’s David McDonnell and Rob Dawson of ESPN, Man United said in a statement: “We are taking action against a number of news organisations today.

“Not for publishing stories we don’t like, but for doing so without contacting us first and give us the opportunity to comment, challenge or contextualise.”

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