Prior to Man United's Premier League clash with Wolves this afternoon, it was revealed that their in-form attacker Marcus Rashford had been dropped to the bench for 'internal disciplinary reasons.'
Rashford is seen as a player with a good record in this regard and not somebody to unsettle a dressing room or upset a manager, so naturally the initial announcement was a cause of worry for Man United supporters.
However, as reported by Chris Wheeler of the Daily Mail, it is thought that it is not too serious and is a similar situation to when Alejandro Garnacho was dropped for being late to meetings.
Nonetheless, it is not a good look for Rashford, and given his importance to the side and United's top four battle, it was dumb mistake on his behalf.
Speaking on BT Sport, Scholes labelled Rashford's behaviour as 'stupid':
"He’s jeopardising his own form a little bit being stupid or whatever he’s done is wrong and the manager has seen it to take him out the team.
"But when he is on form, he’s looked so happy and if you look over the last 18 months, he’s looked miserable and hasn’t performed, could this jeopardise him going forward? He looks a bit miserable there [warming up] because he’s not playing but I hope it doesn’t jeopardise the next six months of the season."
Marcus Rashford Dropped For 'Internal Disciplinary Reasons'
Club sources say it's not a serious problem with Marcus Rashford, just Erik ten Hag enforcing the rules like he did with Alejandro Garnacho who was twice late to meetings during the tour. [ @ChrisWheelerDM ] #MUFC pic.twitter.com/HSYp9Rix5x
— MUFC FAITHFULS (@MUFCfaithfuls) December 31, 2022
Speaking before the game, Man United manager Erik ten Hag spoke about his side's transfer dealings, after missing out on Cody Gakpo.
"We are looking for the right player. It has to match sporting criteria and definitely financial criteria.
“We want to carry on in all the leagues by winning games and cups so you need numbers and good players to cover that. You also need competition so that you can make technical choices.
"We need impact from the bench. You need people who can impact the game when you need a goal or when you are leading and want to go the counter attack and keep the win.”