Marcus Rashford MISSES OUT on Man United's trip to Fulham

Marcus Rashford MISSES OUT on Man United’s trip to Fulham due to injury while Raphael Varane is benched for Jonny Evans AGAIN despite criticism of Erik ten Hag for leaving him out against Man City

  • Marcus Rashford has been left out of the squad with a ‘heavy leg knock’
  • Raphael Varane is among the substitutes again despite recent heavy losses
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Marcus Rashford has been excluded from Manchester United’s squad to face Fulham due to injury, while Raphael Varane has been benched for Jonny Evans again. 

Rashford did not train yesterday and underwent a fitness test ahead of the match but has not made the team.

Fabrizio Romano reported that he suffered a ‘heavy leg knock in training’.

Erik ten Hag was criticised for leaving Varane out of the starting 11 against Manchester City for a ‘tactical’ reason but the defender is on the bench again.

United have conceded six in their last two games without the Frenchman at the heart of the defence and many fans could not understand why he was left out of the derby. 

Marcus Rashford has been omitted from the Man United squad to face Fulham due to injury

Raphael Varane has been benched again and has not started either of the last two games

Jonny Evans starts in place of usual favourite and four-time Champions League winner Varane

Mason Mount is among the substitutes again after his £60million summer switch to the club

Scrutiny is piling on Ten Hag’s shoulders after United’s worst start to a season since 1962/63

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Mason Mount, one of their flagship summer signings, has been left among the substitutes once again. 

With eight losses in 15 games, it has been their worst start to a season since 1962/63. 

A run of three consecutive wins in October gave hope to fans that they had turned a corner, but devastating defeats against Manchester City and Newcastle United’s second string in the Carabao Cup have shattered that optimism. 

Rashford’s form after signing a new contract has been a concern and Ten Hag slammed the long-time Old Trafford favourite for his decision to go clubbing after the City defeat. 

He said: ‘I spoke with him about it. It’s unacceptable. He apologised and that is it. For us it’s an internal matter.’ 

While he was not out within 48 hours of their next game against Newcastle, Ten Hag is understood to be frustrated with the optics that partying after such a humiliating defeat can project.  

While they only sit two places behind sixth-placed Newcastle, United are already eight points off the top four coming into the weekend. 

Injuries have plagued United all season, particularly at full-back, and the ongoing takeover saga has not helped to createa settled environment.  


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