Ten Hag refuses to take sides in Rashford-fan incident 

Ten Hag refuses to take sides in Rashford-fan incident 

Erik ten Hag has told Marcus Rashford and his Man United teammates to relish the responsibility that comes with playing for the club.

Rashford was involved in an exchange with a supporter during the warm-up for the midweek clash with Newcastle United at Old Trafford.

The incident saw the fan shouting something at Rashford, before the England international walked towards the supporter and responded, although it's not clear what was said.

He was then led away by his teammates with the matchday steward telling the fan in question to calm down.

But discussing the criticism aimed at Rashford, Ten Hag has told his players that they must focus on the majority of fans who are behind them.

"There were 68,000 fans so positive, a great vibe. So, it's fantastic to play for this club and Marcus knows that."

Asked if he had spoken to Rashford about the criticism that he's faced, Ten Hag said: "No, not in that specific.

"But I talk often with the players about this, and it happens, and you have to deal with it as a player.

"So, one person is not representative for many, so only one.

"You have to deal with it - don't react, don't respond. Take it and move on with it."

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