Manchester United Erik ten Hag has revealed that star forward Marcus Rashford has been left on the bench for their trip to Molineux as a result of ‘internal discipline’, with Alejandro Garnacho taking his spot in the starting XI.
Rashford scored and provided an assist in midweek during a comfortable 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest, and the expectation was that he would retain his place in the starting XI as they take on relegation candidates Wolves looking to make it three wins on the bounce.
However, when the teams were announced, it was Alejandro Garnacho who took the left-wing spot in Erik ten Hag’s side, with the 25-year-old Englishman having to make do with a spot on the bench despite his goalscoring form.
And, when asked about the situation, Ten Hag told BT Sport that it was for ‘internal disciplinary reasons’ that Rashford was not starting in an otherwise unchanged side from that which eased past Forest.
His services could still be required from the bench, however, with the Red Devils taking on a tricky Wolves side boosted by the return of veteran striker Diego Costa.
The latest discord within the club follows the news of Cristiano Ronaldo’s completed move to Al Nassr on Friday, and lays bare further the importance of adding a forward to the club’s ranks before the end of the transfer window on January 31st, with options thin on the ground at Old Trafford.
Beyond the three starting and Rashford, Anthony Elanga is the only first-team option among the substitutes, with the Swedish forward linked with a loan move to Everton this January and only having made just 5 Premier League starts so far this campaign.