Marcus Rashford's brother takes dig at Man Utd legends before star drops to bench against Chelsea

Marcus Rashford's brother takes dig at Man Utd legends before star drops to bench against Chelsea

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Lewis Winter

By Lewis Winter

Published: 04/04/2024

- 19:58

Updated: 04/04/2024

- 20:54

The Three Lions star was subject of discussion among former Red Devils heroes

Marcus Rashford's brother and agent has seemingly hit back at Manchester United legends who spoke about the England star on a podcast this week.

Dwaine Maynard has called out 'bad-minded' opinion on the same day that Gary Neville, Roy Keane and Rio Ferdinand all questioned Rashford.

It is no secret that the forward has had a difficult time both on and off the pitch at United this season.

Rashford has scored just seven goals in the Premier League and has also had a couple of disciplinary issues.

Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford's brother has seemingly hit out at Man Utd legends following criticism


He was fined following an alleged drinking session in Belfast in late January after being criticised by manager Erik ten Hag earlier this season for having a party after a loss to rivals Manchester City.

Ferdinand was a guest on the Stick to Football podcast this week, which was released on Thursday morning.

He, alongside former United team-mates Neville and Keane, spoke out about Rashford's situation this term.

Just a few hours after the podcast was released, Maynard posted an Instagram story appearing to call out what was said about his brother.

Maynard called on pundits to speak to him directly rather than speculate on a podcast.

He wrote: "I completely understand podcasts and how they work but if you have genuine concerns, pick up the phone.

"We know each other or have crossed paths. Airing so-called concerns for the public to have an opinion is bad-minded and for clickbait in my eyes.

"The fun fact is that most of these shows or ex-pros have asked for exclusives."

United are away at Chelsea on Thursday night in the Premier League and Rashford has dropped to the bench at Stamford Bridge.

Ten Hag insists the 26-year-old has been rested ahead of a busy schedule for the Red Devils.

Speaking on the podcast, Neville suggested something was amiss with Rashford this season.

He said: "Marcus Rashford, I don't know how to say this, but to me, there's something not right.


Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand and Roy Keane

Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand and Roy Keane all had words to say about Marcus Rashford


"He's not right, and it's not just a case of him not playing well, he doesn't look happy. I'm looking at him and thinking, I am worried about him."

Keane is not concerned but said Rashford is in need of a kick up the backside.

He said: "I wouldn't say I'm worried about him, but you look at him and there's something amiss.

"The people around him, whether it be family or his manager, who's on his case every day.

"Who is giving him an old-fashioned kick up the a*** and saying 'Come on, we need more from you'?"

Marcus Rashford and Dwaine Maynard

Dwaine Maynard is the agent and brother for Marcus Rashford


Ferdinand said Rashford was coming to a crossroads moment in his playing career and questioned who was supporting him.

The former defender said: "I think it's a pivotal moment in his career now, he's not a kid anymore. I think there's a big decision to make, from him.

"He's got to look at who's around him, who are the external people? Are they the right people?

"Are they enabling him to make excuses for himself behind closed doors? Or are they saying, 'look at yourself and be accountable for what you are doing'?

"He might need to go, 'you know what, I'll get rid of them and stay in Manchester, or I've got to leave Manchester and get rid of those people'."

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