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Man Utd boss Erik Ten Hag - Marcus Rashford showed the right attitude.

Updated: Jan 1, 2023

Substitute Marcus Rashford scored the winning for goal Man United against Wolves after Ten Hag dropped him for disciplinary reasons.

Erik Ten Hag says Marcus Rashford showed the right attitude after the England forward was dropped to the bench for “disciplinary” issues.

Rashford was left out of Man United’s starting XI because of an "internal disciplinary" matter, according to manager Erik Ten Hag. But the 25-year-old was brought on at half-time to replace teenager Alejandro Gernacho and in the 76th minute, he scored the winning goal following a brilliant one-two with midfield maestro Bruno Fernandes.

The win over Wolverhampton Wanderers means United have now won five matches on the bounce and move into the final Champions League spot, ending 2022 on a high.

'Rashford gave the right reaction'

"It's good after the decision, Rashford came in. He was bright, he was lively and he scored a goal to give a good reaction," Erik ten Hag told BT Sport as BBC Sport quoted. "Everyone has to adhere to the rules and if you react like this, it is the right answer.

"We were not that good in the first half. In my opinion, the second half was better. Fred was winning second balls and linking play when he came on.

"In the first half, you analyse the game but sometimes things do not work as expected. Wolves did not create many chances and we did but you have to be sharp.

"I was not happy at half time and I told them with this attitude they will not win this game and everyone had to give 10% more."

Asked about Luke Shaw playing at centre-back alongside Raphael Varane, the Dutchman replied: "With him being left-footed, that helps him playing on the left side. Wolves have speed on the wings and Luke Shaw can cover that."

And when told it was Sir Alex Ferguson's 81st birthday, he said: "Congratulations to Sir Alex."

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