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What a Man United fan shouted at Marcus Rashford to prompt England star to confront disgruntled supporter at Old Trafford ahead of Newcastle clash

What was said to Marcus Rashford that caused him to confront a member of the crowd at Old Trafford on Wednesday night has been revealed.

The United star was warming up during Manchester United’s final Premier League home game against Newcastle when he clashed with the fan in the stands.

Footage posted on social media showed the England international responding to shouts from some of the crowd as he returned to Erik ten Hag’s squad following injury.

United then produced one of their best performances of the season as a revitalized side, strengthened by the return of key players, secured a largely dominant 3-2 victory over Eddie Howe’s side.

Rashford made an appearance later in the match as United looked to consolidate their lead despite being linked with a potential exit from Old Trafford this summer.

Marcus Rashford appeared to confront a fan before Man United's match against Newcastle

Marcus Rashford appeared to confront a fan before Man United’s match against Newcastle

Footage on social media saw Rashford involved in exchange with fan

Footage on social media saw Rashford involved in exchange with fan

The striker was pushed away by teammate Christian Eriksen after being heckled.

The striker was pushed away by teammate Christian Eriksen after being heckled.

A difficult season for the senior striker has seen Rashford score just eight goals in 41 appearances, with his place in England’s next squad for the European Championship under threat.

Video of United’s midweek win saw Rashford have an exchange with a member of the crowd, walking away from his teammates to the touchline as they went through pre-match footage.

It has now been revealed that the fan told the 26-year-old – who signed a new mega contract with the club last summer – “If you want to go, go!”, as reported by The Mirror.

Rashford reportedly replied: “Why don’t you go? while pointing to the United crest on his warm-up shirt.

Rashford was then seen pulled away from the touchline by his teammates, with midfielder Christian Eriksen attempting to grab his arm and pull him away.

One fan can be heard telling those sitting near a group of photographers to “leave him (Rashford) alone.”

“Don’t listen to him Rashford,” shouted one supporter as the Man United players returned to the dressing room after finishing their warm-up.

Rashford was cheered by fans as a second-half substitute in Man United’s 3-2 win over Newcastle.

It has been a difficult season for the Man United star, who has failed to match his tally of 30 goals from the 2022-23 campaign.

Rashford walked away from his teammates during the warm-up to confront a fan

Rashford walked away from his teammates during the warm-up to confront a fan

Rashford was warming up for the match against Newcastle, where he was named on the bench

Rashford was warming up for the match against Newcastle, where he was named on the bench

Amid injuries and off-field issues, the striker has scored just seven Premier League goals this season, having made 31 appearances.

Some United fans have criticized his performances on social media, with popular YouTuber Mark Goldbridge lashing out at Rashford for his lack of form.

After receiving abuse online, Rashford gave an update on his condition, speaking out about the “months of abuse” he received, telling fans that “enough was enough”.

A United fan had posted a message on X (formerly Twitter) which read: “The way Marcus Rashford is being treated is absolutely disgusting. It’s cruel. It’s abuse.

The United striker responded by saying he was tired of the abuse he had received in recent months. ‘I appreciate your help! This is abuse and has been for months. Enough is enough,” Rashford said.

But it appears Rashford has continued to receive insults from United fans, even at Old Trafford, with the striker angered by comments directed at him during Wednesday’s warm-up.

Earlier this season, the England star faced the wrath of manager Erik ten Hag after he was spotted on a night out in Belfast, before failing to turn up for training, costing him a place in United’s squad for their FA Cup clash against Newport County.

Rashford thanked fans online for their support before saying he had some

Rashford thanked fans online for their support before declaring he had ‘enough’

Mark Goldbridge is a United fan who previously criticized Marcus Rashford

Mark Goldbridge is a United fan who previously criticized Marcus Rashford

Rashford has struggled to match his tally of 30 goals from last season, scoring eight times in all competitions in 2023-24.

Rashford has struggled to match his tally of 30 goals from last season, scoring eight times in all competitions in 2023-24.

Rashford released a statement reflecting on the incident and his season in the Player’s Tribune, saying people need to stop questioning his commitment to Man United.

“Look, I’m not a perfect person,” Rashford wrote in an article published in the Players’ Tribune. “When I make a mistake, I will be the first to raise my hand and say I need to do better.

“But if you ever question my commitment to Man United, that’s when I need to speak up.

“It feels like someone is questioning my entire identity and everything I stand for. I grew up here. I have played for this club since I was little. My family turned down life-changing money when I was a child so I could wear this badge.

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