Gary Neville issues blunt warning to Marcus Rashford following Man Utd return vs Wolves

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Marcus Rashford returned to the Manchester United squad with a goal on Thursday after being dropped for missing training.

Gary Neville insists Marcus Rashford must be 'faultless' between now and the end of the season in order to sweep his recent mistakes under the rug at Manchester United.

Rashford was fined £650,000 - equivalent to two week’s wages - and dropped for the FA Cup win over Newport County last weekend after calling in sick for the Friday training session, following a late night out in Belfast. ManchesterWorld understands United were misled regarding the forward's whereabouts, believing he flew back to the UK on Thursday.

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Manager Erik ten Hag insisted the 'internal matter' had been dealt with and Rashford was back in the starting line-up for Thursday's dramatic 4-3 win at Wolves, scoring the opener with a lovely curled effort. His presence was proof the matter had been put to bed internally but Neville insists there cannot be any more issues.

“I had two fears after the story broke at the weekend, one being that it would drag on for months and we’d have a Jadon Sancho situation where there would be a standoff,” Neville told Sky Sports. “Secondly, I thought, is Marcus Rashford okay? What's going on? This is a couple of times it’s happened. 

“I have to say the first fear we can put to bed. There's no doubt with scoring a goal and playing in the game, Erik ten Hag and Marcus Rashford have put it to bed. The second fear around Marcus Rashford himself, he has to make sure he's faultless until the end of the season and uses that goal, that feeling of celebrating with his colleagues and the fans at Wolves last night can enable him to refocus and reset.”

Rashford now has three goals in his last four games, a relative purple patch compared to what has been a disappointing season both individually and as a team. United climbed up to seventh with that win at Molineux on Thursday and host West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday.

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