Following Manchester United’s disappointing 3-1 defeat to Brighton, frustrated fans have expressed a common sentiment regarding Marcus Rashford’s recent performances, citing concerns about his decision-making.
It was indeed a forgettable day for the Red Devils, with former United player Danny Welbeck opening the scoring, and Pascal Gross and Joao Pedro adding to Brighton’s lead with goals of their own. While Hannibal Mejbri’s fantastic strike provided a glimmer of hope for Manchester United, it couldn’t fully alleviate the frustration experienced by fans on what turned out to be a challenging day for the team.
The focus of fans’ frustration, particularly on social media, has been Marcus Rashford. Many supporters have pointed out a recurring issue with the 26-year-old’s decision-making, which they believe has not been up to par, especially during the Brighton match.
One pivotal moment during the game, when the score was 1-0, stood out as a potential game-changer. If Rashford had chosen to pass to Rasmus Hojlund instead of attempting a shot, the outcome might have been significantly different.
This was not the only instance where Rashford’s decision-making came under scrutiny. There was another opportunity at 0-0 where he could have easily set up Sergio Reguilon for a chance, but instead, he lost possession with an unnecessary attempt at a skill move.
Given Rashford’s age and experience, fans expect him to be a more astute and composed player on the field. While he undeniably plays a crucial role for Manchester United, no player is exempt from critique. Rashford must elevate his performance and fulfill his potential as the talented player everyone knows him to be.