Can no-one here read between the lines and actually see what Rashford has done with his latest PR briefing?
He has jumped in at the first opportunity to well and truly throw Ralf Rangnick under the bus, knowing that Erik ten Hag will be taking over next season.
Have a look at what his PR team have spun, and read what he is actually saying...
“Marcus Rashford will seek greater clarity on his role at MUFC when Erik ten Hag takes over”
Ralf has messed me about and played me out of position, Ralf knows that my favoured position is on the left, yet he plays me on the right and up front as well. Ralf is to blame for my form. Who does Ralf think he is to even bench me as well, does he not know who I am?
“Sources say he is now looking forward to embarking on a new chapter with Ten Hag”
Do you fans not understand that Ralf is responsible for making me brief to the press that I was considering my future? Ralf left me with no choice, I mean who does he think he is to bench me? Anyway I’m going to let you fans in on a little secret: I’m putting to bed that talk of me considering my future because guess what? Ralf won’t be the manager next season, and Ten Hag will show the world that Ralf was wrong to play me out of position and even bench me. I am Marcus Rashford and that alone is enough for Ten Hag to play me week in week out in my favourite position on the left.
“Marcus Rashford accepts he is not an integral part of Rangnick’s plans”
Yeah that’s right Ralf, bench me all you want now because I’ve seen you off, Ten Hag will be in the hot seat next season and not you. I can’t wait for the world to see how wrong you were to underestimate who I am. You forget that manager’s come and go, but I am Marcus Rashford and I am bigger than this club. You should be honoured to be in my presence.
“Sources close to Rashford say he is continuing to train hard and professionally”
I want to set the record straight once and for all. I have seen it be said from you fans that I have downed tools and I am not trying because Ralf has messed me about and played me out of position and even benched me. I want to categorically say that I have never once said that it was Ralf that made me down tools; but now that I know Ralf won’t be the manager next season, I can honestly say that it was in actual fact Ralf that made me down tools when he picked Jadon to play on the left instead of me, when he chose Anthony instead of me, when he played me up front instead of asking me where I wanted to play, and last but not least, when Ralf wouldn’t even look at me when I was sat on the bench.
There you have it, that’s what Rashford was really saying.