Striker Marcus Rashford spoke out on Monday against “malicious rumors” casting doubt on his future at Manchester United, where he is struggling to reproduce his good performances from last season.
“Please STOP spreading malicious rumors,” he wrote on the X network (formerly Twitter), in response to a video from United Stand, a media outlet run by supporters of the club, entitled "Rashford's future in question?"
The 26-year-old winger has only scored once in fourteen appearances in all competitions, a poor record considering his rich statistics from last season (30 goals and 11 assists). His decline in form coincides with a sluggish start to the season for the Red Devils, eighth after eleven days (six wins and five defeats). The England international found himself under fire after being spotted at a nightclub hours after a 3-0 derby defeat to Manchester City at Old Trafford on October 29.
“It’s unacceptable, I told him, he apologized and that’s it,” reacted his coach Erik ten Hag. “He is very motivated to turn things around. I know what efforts he puts in. He is totally with us.” The player trained at Manchester United did not take part in the following championship match, won 1-0 on Saturday against Fulham, due to a physical problem, according to his coach.