Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane took aim at Marcus Rashford despite the fact that the attacker did not play in Ralf Rangnick’s side’s 3-0 victory over Brentford at Old Trafford.
Roy Keane slammed Marcus Rashford following Manchester United’s Premier League victory over Brentford, despite the fact that the England forward did not play.
Rashford was an unused substitute in the 3-0 victory, which included a Bruno Fernandes goal, a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty, and Raphael Varane’s first goal for the club. In a late attacking change, Edinson Cavani came on, while Rashford stayed on the bench.
Former Manchester United captain Keane was in the Sky Sports studio for Monday Night Football coverage, running the rule over his old club. Despite the fact that United turned in one of their better recent performances in Ralf Rangnick’s final home game as manager, the Irishman still targeted United’s number 10.
“He appears to be lacking in confidence,” Keane observed of the 24-year-old. “I go back; I think he’s taken his eye off the ball with all his off-the-field activities.”
“He has that experience, but he doesn’t mix it up.” Even when he’s playing down the middle, I mentioned [against Liverpool] that he plays like a child.
“It’s as if he hasn’t learned anything from the game.” I believe he has lost the tiger’s eye and is attempting to reclaim it. I believe he needs to regain his hunger and make runs like Elanga tonight. Rashford has lost his hunger, which is quite important for a player.”
Despite a rough season, Rashford is said to be determined to reclaim his starting spot at Manchester United. Since returning from injury in October, he has only scored five goals for United, with the most recent coming in January.
Incoming manager Erik ten Hag is poised to give the England international a second shot at club football. The Dutch manager is scheduled to succeed interim manager Ralf Rangnick ahead of the 2022-23 season.
Rangnick has frequently preferred to utilize Anthony Elanga in a wide attacking role with Rashford on the outskirts. After the win, the interim manager congratulated the kid for his assistance on Fernandes’ goal.
Rangnick also predicted that there will be a lot of upheavals this summer. A number of United players, including Paul Pogba and Juan Mata, are out of contract, and there may be some sales.
When asked about his conversations with Ten Hag, Rangnick responded, “So far, we haven’t been able to converse.” “While Erik was focused on winning the Dutch league, we were focused on our games.”
“It’s evident that a number of players will depart, and there is a need for top-tier players.” I am confident that if everyone works together, we can get Manchester United back to where they need to be.”