Marcus Rashford BANNED From First Team Dressing Room At Man United Training Ground
Posted by Kia Kazemi-Nia | Published on March 27, 2016
Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford is not allowed in the first team dressing room at the Manchester United training ground, according to the Mirror.
Despite scoring braces against Arsenal and Midtjylland and bagging the winner in the Manchester derby, Louis Van Gaal does not find him worthy of a spot in the senior dressing room.
He insists that all youngsters change in the u21 dressing room. Once they’ve changed, they can then join the likes of David de Gea, Juan Mata, and Chris Smalling on the training pitch.
The Dutchman wants Rashford to continue mingling with other youngsters at the club before mixing with the big names, until further notice.
Van Gaal wants to keep young stars working hard and to not feel like they have ‘made it’ when they have only just broken onto the scene. The reports suggest that they aren’t even allowed to eat with first team members at lunch.
Sources at the club suggest the young players are happy with the exclusion and are continuing to work hard to earn their spot alongside the big names.
Rafa Benitez has taken similar action at Newcastle, kicking out all u21 players from the club’s training ground.
A source told the Mirror: “Marcus still uses the Under 21 dressing room at Carrington but he’s not the only one. All the rest of the young players who have made their debut’s recently do the same.
“It’s the manager’s policy to leave them with their own age groups for now and it’s his decision when they are invited to change with the senior players at Carrington.”
“The coaches are keen none of the young players gets carried away just because they have made some first team appearances.
“They have to earn the right to make the next step up with the seniors. They all know the score and are happy with that. Staying with their own age group helps keep them grounded.
“They will get the call to the senior dressing room at Carrington when the manager and his coaches think the time is right.”
Seeing youngsters like Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard thrive show Van Gaal is, at least, getting one thing right.
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