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Neville issues warning to Marcus Rashford


Manchester United legend, Gary Neville has issued a warning to striker Marcus Rashford after reports emerged of his night out in Belfast ahead of the Red Devils’ FA Cup clash with Newport County.

Rashford was left out of the squad that defeated Newport over the weekend after Man United manager Erik ten Hag revealed that the England international was too ill to play the match, before reports from The Sun claimed the player was out until 3am on Friday morning in Belfast.

Speaking on the development, Neville warned Rashford to calm down and be careful his antics don’t become his ‘personality’.

“To me, going out for a drink or going out for a night out is something that every football player will do and should do so I have got no problem with that whatsoever. They need to enjoy themselves,” Neville told BBC Breakfast.

“It’s just all about choices and timing. Marcus himself knows – he is an experienced player now, we are not talking about a young lad – but he’s done it a couple of times in the last few months.

“I have always seen Marcus as being really responsible, a good professional and someone who works hard every single day. I know he’s going through a dip in form at this moment in time but it has happened twice and it can sometimes become your personality if you are not careful.

“If you do it too many times people can start saying, “what is happening in his life?” He just needs to relax, calm down, choose when to go out and get back to playing football at the levels we know he can.”

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