ARSENAL and England legend Ian Wright has told Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford to ‘stand your ground’ after he had an altercation with fans.
A video has emerged of Rashford being targeted by hecklers as he left Old Trafford after United’s Champions League exit to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.
The 24-year-old was accused of swearing at the fan after being seen pointing a finger.
But the MBE – who raised £20million to feed kids in need during the pandemic – has denied the claims, revealing he pointed his index finger, not his middle, as he reacted to the heckling.
Despite that, United star Rashford has apologised for ‘letting emotion get the better of me’ – saying he’s ‘only human’.
However, Wright says Rashford should not be apologising as it ‘gives these fans that fuel and think they can just dig people out’.
On Twitter, Wrighty said: “Yo what’s up everybody. What a beautiful day.
“Listen, I’ve just got to address something I saw. Someone just sent me the Marcus Rashford video where he confronted the fans because the fans were digging him out and he offered one of them out.
“I don’t know who’s doing it man, who’s doing this apologising for them. What the f*** is he apologising for that for?
“These people quick to [say]: ‘Oh I’m so sorry’. That’s what gives these fans that fuel to think they can just dig people out.
“Marcus, stand your ground bro. You’ve got these people jumping on ‘oh Marcus is so sorry’ – don’t be f****ng sorry for that bro.
“Some of them fans love giving it, they can’t take it man.
“You just do your stuff, get back to where you need to be bro where you’re playing. F*** them fans bro. Everybody, have a nice day.”
England star Rashford played through the pain-barrier for TWO years with a shoulder injury before having surgery after Euro 2020.
As a result, he missed the opening few months of this season.
And since returning to action, Rashford has struggled to play regular minutes and rediscover his old form.
Rashford is even said to be considering his future at his boyhood club due to the lack of game time.