Marcus Rashford was dropped from Manchester United’s starting lineup on Saturday by manager Erik ten Hag.

The England man missed out on the start against Wolverhampton Wanderers because he overslept and was late to a team meeting. Ten Hag confirmed the move in his pregame interview with BT Sport.

“Internal disciplinary,” said Ten Hag. “Our rules. Now focus on the game.” The Dutchman also claimed that not every player could play every Premier League match. “He is in very good form and no-one can play all the games.”

Rashford still makes major impact yet again

Rashford did, however, make an impact on the match at Molineux Stadium. After a lackluster first half performance by the Red Devils, ten Hag brought Rashford on has a halftime substitute.

The 25-year-old forward scored the only goal of the game in the 76th minute after a powerful run and shot in the Wolves box.

The victory puts United back into the top four of England’s top flight. They will now start 2023 in a Champions League place. United jumped over Tottenham Hotspur and now sit just one point behind third-placed Newcastle.

Defender claims coach expects discipline

After the win, defender Luke Shaw told BT Sport that his manager has certain standards that he expects from his players. “At a top club like this it has to be like that. There has to be discipline,” stated Shaw. “The manager takes all of that into consideration. People have got away with silly things before. Like you’ve seen today, if you don’t do the little things right then you won’t play.”

This certainly wasn’t the first time that ten Hag has put his foot down regarding United players.

He previously suspended Cristiano Ronaldo for reportedly refusing to enter a match as a substitute and departing the stadium before the end of a game.

The Dutchman also left Alejandro Garnacho off of the pitch during preseason matches for disciplinary reasons as well.

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