Manchester United are willing to provide COUNSELLING for Marcus Rashford if the England star reaches out… after the forward accepted blame for missing training following his Belfast drinking binge
- Rashford accepted the blame after partying until 3am on Friday morning in Belfast
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Manchester United will offer Marcus Rashford counseling as the England star reaches out for help in the wake of his drinking binge in Belfast.
Rashford took the blame for missing training on Friday after partying with friends until 3am that morning and then tricking the club into thinking he was out on Wednesday night instead.
The 26-year-old is in contention to return against Wolves in the Premier League on Thursday night after he ‘took responsibility’ for his offense in talks with manager Erik ten Hag and director of football John Murtough.
There have been concerns over Rashford’s dramatic loss of form this season, with former Premier League strikers Chris Sutton and Alan Shearer expressing alarm at the revelations surrounding the 12-hour tequila binge in Belfast.
It is the second time this season that he has upset Ten Hag by going to a nightclub – and it is believed that the club have been concerned about him since the autumn of 2021.
Manchester United will offer counseling to Marcus Rashford if the forward leaves
Rashford was spotted entering Belfast nightclub Thompsons Garage on a ‘tequila bender’ last week and there has been huge heartbreak at his apparent aim of self-destruction
Rashford visited Larne FC before going on a 12-hour bender in Belfast last week
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Mail Sport pundit Sutton claimed Rashford was ‘out of control’ while Shearer warned the player not to waste his career.
United take the situation very seriously and are committed to supporting Rashford physically and mentally through another dark period.
Professional help is available to any player, although it will be for Rashford if he wants to accept it. Sources say the support is ‘part and parcel’ of any football club and is open to all United players, not just Rashford.
Former United and England stars Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand have also been reported to have reached out to him.
The Professional Footballers’ Association is also ready to offer support. The organization’s player support team pays close attention to players they believe would benefit from the grooming services they can provide.
Rashford could play against Wolves after taking responsibility for his offence
United take the situation very seriously and are committed to supporting their player
Rashford sought the help of a sports psychologist after his penalty miss in the Euro 2020 final shoot-out defeat to Italy at Wembley, which led to him being the target of racist abuse.
Rashford is due to return to training this morning after the United squad enjoyed a day off ahead of the trip to Molineux.