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United match-winner Rashford reveals he was benched at Wolves for sleeping in

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 31 Dec 2022

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Marcus Rashford has revealed he was benched for Manchester United’s Premier League win over Wolves after he overslept and was late for a team meeting.

The in-form United forward was among the substitutes for the Premier League clash at Molineux on New Year’s Eve, but came on to score the only goal of the game.

Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag said the England international was left out of the starting line-up for a breach of discipline and Rashford confirmed he was punished for staying in bed too long.

“I was a little bit late for a meeting,” he told BT Sport. “I just slept in and overslept. It’s a mistake that can happen.

“[I was] obviously disappointed not to play, but I understand the decision. I think we can draw a line under it and move on.”

Team-mate Luke Shaw was full of praise for Rashford following his match-winning impact off the bench.

“When you’ve got someone like Marcus Rashford to come on in the second half, you know there’s a goal coming,” he added.

“I think he’s in a good way at the moment. It’s nice to see it. Everyone knows the quality he’s got, and he can be one of the best of the world if he keeps going.”

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