During Manchester United‘s Champions League match against Galatasaray, Marcus Rashford was seen exiting his McLaren sports car and visiting his preferred jewelry store. Rashford, however, was not part of the 22-person squad that traveled to Istanbul for the crucial Group A fixture at Rams Park. He was serving a one-match ban from European play. United, despite initially leading 3-1, ended up with a 3-3 draw in front of a disgruntled crowd in Turkey. Bruno Fernandes scored a remarkable goal to give United a two-goal advantage, followed by Alejandro Garnacho’s goal. Muhammed Kerem Akturkoglu then equalized late in the game after Hakim Ziyech had brought Galatasaray closer, and Scott McTominay also found the net.
Rashford, an England international, was absent due to receiving a straight red card in Manchester United’s previous Champions League game against Copenhagen, a team from the Danish Superliga. The match ended in a 4-3 defeat for United.
The incident leading to Rashford’s red card occurred when he tackled Elias Jelert in the 42nd minute. At that point, the Red Devils were leading 2-0, but Rashford’s mistake proved costly, resulting in their ultimate loss. Consequently, he had to stay behind while his teammates traveled to Turkey. Despite the setback, the 26-year-old forward appeared to be enjoying his time off.
Witnesses spotted Rashford departing his “favorite” jewelry store at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, entering his £280,000 McLaren 765 Long Tail sports car. It is likely that he returned home to watch Manchester United’s match, in which he was unable to participate due to his recent red card against Copenhagen.
Many individuals expressed their discontent with Rashford’s red card, arguing that he could not have known the precise position of his opponent while attempting to protect the ball.