The spotlight intensifies on Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford following a lackluster performance in the defeat to Newcastle over the weekend, where he faced significant scrutiny and was deemed the worst player on the pitch.
Even with Anthony Martial also on the field, Rashford’s underwhelming display has garnered attention and criticism from Manchester United supporters.
The hope for a revitalized Rashford, especially after scoring the previous weekend against Everton, was met with disappointment as he delivered another lackluster performance, raising frustration among fans.
The forward’s situation became a focal point during ESPN FC discussions, with former players expressing their perspectives on the Manchester United academy graduate.
Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot expressed sadness over Rashford’s current state, emphasizing his talent and the expectation for him to lead the line and play a crucial role in the team.
However, Melchiot noted a perceived sense of sulking in Rashford’s attitude, highlighting the need for him to showcase his speed, skill, and enjoyment on the field.
Backing Melchiot’s observations, ex-Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop suggested that manager Erik ten Hag may have already lost Rashford.
Citing previous reports of player dissatisfaction with Ten Hag’s handling of the Jadon Sancho incident, Hislop echoed Melchiot’s sentiments about Rashford’s demeanor, indicating a lack of happiness and commitment on the field.
As Manchester United prepares to face Chelsea in tonight’s Premier League match, Rashford faces heightened scrutiny, with expectations for a notable improvement in his performance.
Whether he is selected to play or not, the spotlight on Rashford remains, creating a challenging situation for both the player and manager Erik ten Hag, who is in desperate need of a victory.