Man Utd fan issued ultimatum to Rashford as his phrases sparked fury in warm-up

A Manchester United supporter issued an ultimatum to striker Marcus Rashford that saw the star’s teammates have to come hold him back.

The England footballer, who has had an underwhelming season despite clocking up 41 games and scoring eight goals, found himself as the target of frustration during the pre-match exercises.

The situation occurred when a fan allegedly barged his way down multiple rows of seats before casting the remark: “If you wanna go, go! ” at Rashford.

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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford had a heated exchange with a fan last night

This comment was perceived to be in relation to growing rumours surrounding Rashford’s standing with the club. Despite signing a fresh five-year contract last July,, it was reported in March that French titans Paris Saint-Germain were contemplating a whopping £75 million bid.

Footage of Rashford approaching the fan, who was gesturing towards the badge on his jacket, went viral as he was pulled away by teammates. Unamused by the remarks thrown at him, Rashford responded while pointing at his shirt emblem: “Why don’t you go? “.

In a heated moment, another fan implored the United ace by yelling: “Rashford, don’t listen to him! ” Christian Eriksen, Rashford’s teammate, quickly intervened, escorting him away as the incident buzzed among the players, reports the Mirror.

Marcus Rashford
The fan is alleged to have told Rashford to leave Manchester United

Stewards soon confronted the heckler after he was escorted back to his seat by what appeared to be his son. The Rashford critic also faced disapproval from other fans in the vicinity.

This wasn’t the first time Rashford has engaged with United supporters; he previously attempted to address a group post-defeat to Atletico Madrid in March 2021, even gesturing towards them outside Old Trafford.

Rashford acknowledged that he let his emotions get the upper hand on that occasion. In the recent clash against Newcastle, he celebrated his 400th appearance for United, contributing to Erik ten Hag’s side snapping a winless streak and securing a Premier League triumph.

United can only aspire to reach as high as seventh in the table this season, marking a joint record low for the club since the very first kick-off of the Premier League back in 1992.

Rashford also in trouble with the club when was dropped from the squad for one match back in January for an unapproved night out in Belfast that led to him missing training.

In a confessional piece for Players’ Tribune a month later, he penned: “When I make a mistake, I’ll be the first one to put my hand up and say that I need to do better. But if you ever question my commitment to Man United, that’s when I have to speak up.”