Marcus Rashford not included in Manchester United squad to face Fulham
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Marcus Rashford not included in Manchester United squad to face Fulham

Nov 6, 2023

Marcus Rashford is not included in the Manchester United squad to face Fulham.

The Red Devils travel to Craven Cottage on Saturday – live on talkSPORT – with manager Erik ten Hag under mounting pressure.

Rashford will play no part against the Cottagers

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Rashford will play no part against the CottagersCredit: Getty

United have experienced their worst start to a campaign since 1962/63 with eight defeats in their opening 15 games, including back-to-back 3-0 losses at Old Trafford in the last seven days.

Now, Ten Hag is without his star player for the must-win Fulham clash at 12.30.

Rashford did not train on Friday after suffering a heavy knock to the leg and faced a late fitness test ahead of the trip to west London.

Speaking before the match, Ten Hag said: “He was travelling with us but he didn’t make it. He’s not fit.”

When asked if Rashford would have started if fit, Ten Hag responded: “Yes.”

The England star’s absence is not connected to his nightclub visit after the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.

Ten Hag was publicly critical of Rashford’s decision to celebrate his birthday in the immediate aftermath of the derby defeat.

The Dutchman said: “I spoke with him about it. It’s unacceptable, I told him, he apologised and that’s it.”

Ten Hag is feeling the heat after a dreadful start to the season

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Ten Hag is feeling the heat after a dreadful start to the seasonCredit: Getty

Meanwhile, defender Raphael Varane was named on the bench after recovering from illness.

talkSPORT understands the France defender was upset with Ten Hag for leaving him out of the Manchester derby for tactical reasons.

Pre-match press conference: Erik ten Hag (Premier League: Fulham vs. Manchester United)

Fulham: Leno, Castagne, Bassey, Ream, Robinson, Wilson, Joao Palhinha, Iwobi, Andreas Pereira, Willian, Rodrigo Muniz.

Subs: Rodak, Reed, Jimenez, Cairney, Ballo-Toure, De Cordova-Reid, Lukic, Vinicius, De Fougerolles.

Man United: Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Evans, Dalot, Eriksen, McTominay, Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Garnacho, Hojlund.

Subs: Bayindir, Amrabat, Mount, Martial, Reguilon, Varane, Pellistri, Mainoo, Mejbri.


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