Man Utd insist Marcus Rashford ‘has taken responsibility’ after FA Cup omission

Manchester United say Marcus Rashford “has taken responsibility for his actions” after his omission from the squad for Sunday’s FA Cup win at Newport.

Rashford was left out due to illness after reportedly spending Thursday night in a Belfast nightclub, but United say the issue has now been resolved.

In a front page report in The Sun newspaper on Tuesday, it is claimed that the 26-year-old engaged in a 12-hour drinking session which finished at 3am.

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Marcus Rashford has cleared the air with Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag (Richard Sellers/PA)

United said in a statement: “Marcus has taken responsibility for his actions. This has been dealt with as an internal disciplinary matter, which is now closed.”

Rashford has returned to training and is understood to be in contention for Thursday night’s Premier League trip to Wolves.

United boss Erik ten Hag had sought to deflect the attention on Rashford’s absence on Sunday, simply stressing that it was “internal matter”.

Ten Hag had previously criticised Rashford’s “unacceptable” decision to attend a nightclub shortly after United’s 3-0 derby defeat to Manchester City in November.