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Roy Keane Watches Marcus Rashford Warm-Up, Rips Into Him For 'Smiling Too Much'

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Roy Keane Watches Marcus Rashford Warm-Up, Rips Into Him For 'Smiling Too Much'

Roy Keane doesn't like players smiling too much, so when Marcus Rashford decided to crack a grin ahead of tonight's clash against Chelsea, the former Manchester United midfielder decided to vent his frustration.

It has been a season to forget for many United players, including Rashford, who has struggled in recent months. In fact, the 24-year-old has scored just five goals in 30 appearances – a record he will be hoping to improve on under Erik ten Hag.

But despite his lack of form, interim Ralf Rangnick gave the England international a place in the starting line-up for Thursday's Premier League game against the European champions.

Image credit: Sky Sports
Image credit: Sky Sports
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Ahead of kick-off, the 24-year-old was warming up alongside the likes of Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic and Raphael Varane when a clearly agitated Roy Keane expressed his frustration at the forward.

Firstly, he said Rashford "has to do more" on the pitch but after watching him in a training drill for several seconds, Keane decided to analyse his facial expressions.

"Every time I see Marcus getting warmed up, he's always smiling," the 50-year-old former Republic of Ireland international said on Sky Sports. "I don't like players smiling too much."

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Last month, Manchester United's all-time top goalscorer Wayne Rooney told Rashford to "f***ing get his head out of his a**e" after seeing his form drop.

"To get the record and be United's highest goal scorer is f***ing massive," Rooney said in an interview with The Sun at a black tie event in Manchester.

"What I hope is that Marcus Rashford f***ing gets his head out of his a*** and goes and breaks that record. He is a Manchester lad."

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Rashford's season has been a forgettable one but United's new manager Erik ten Hag is ready to build his first team around eight current Manchester United players, including the academy graduate.

According to the Guardian, Ten Hag believes that with his coaching eight players can really help take the club back to where it wants to be.

He wants to persist with Bruno Fernandes, Raphael Varane, Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay and Jadon Sancho from the first team, whilst also bringing through Hannibal Mejbri, Alejandro Garnacho and James Garner.

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Thoughts on Rashford's form this season?

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Topics: Roy Keane, Manchester United, Marcus Rashford, Chelsea, Premier League

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