Is it time to burst Rashford's bubble...

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  1. Apr 11, 2019

    tenpoless Full Member

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    We need to stop comparing him with Ronaldo.

    I doubt a 21 y.o Ronaldo would have been able to carry us against Barca in a team like this (and without Fergie as well). But Ronaldo's decision making at 21 was better than most 26 y.o. He's reached maturity faster than most, even Fergie said it himself.

    I can see Rashford improving but let's not use younger version of Ronaldo as an excuse for him.
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    2OLEgend_2019 New Member

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    Absolutely - There's a strong suspicion that City's players are paid a lot more than the official figures.
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    InspiRED Full Member

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    Honestly, the reactions to balanced criticism of Rashford and his form here do smack of hysteria, when you have to revert to calling anyone who doesn't agree with you a 'pathetic clown'.

    Think if criticisms of the way he's playing mean that you end up feeling like an 8 yr old who's just been told Santa isn't real, it's really only you who needs to 'give your head a wobble'.

    I don't think the majority of posters who agree with the OP here are writing him off. The point is more about the management of him as a player. Of course it's ok to have off days and a run of bad form, especially as a young player. You don't deserve to be told 'you will never make it here' as a result. The problem is the club's approach to him has been to treat him as if he is a bona fide superstar already, despite recent performances showing that his average level over a number of games balances out as being... very mediocre. He was dreadful in last night's game. Dreadful apart from the penalty and a shot against PSG. Dreadful against Wolves. I'm sorry that pointing this out might make you feel like someones just shat in your cocopops, but what are they supposed to do, apologise for having eyes?

    Regarding the contract tabloid news, it might just be rumours, but i would bet that a lot of that is being fuelled by Rashford's agents. Even in the unlikely case it isn't, it's unfortunate that this hype is out there and I truly believe it has gone to his head. It's not the end of the world. It doesn't mean we have to fire him out of a cannon into the sun. It's entirely reasonable there are suggestions that he needs to be benched for his own good and let know exactly what the standards of his recent performances are, and what is required from him in his performances with regards to simple aspects of the game. How is that even offensive?

    All indications from the club are, 'you are the main man', 'you are undroppable'. Performances aren't matching up to this. I get it he's young and learning, but for now bench him. Coach the bad habits out of him. And certainly don't go giving him a bumper contract ie. anything over 120k because he simply hasn't earned it. OP is spot on, a reality check is needed.

    Ok toys out of the pram in 3... 2... 1....
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    The evens of the 06WC were a great accelerator, the whole of away stadiums booing him developed his tenacity. It was a great season with the contrat at OT where he was so loved.
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    GM K Full Member

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    I wish Sanchez and Lukaku clicked. They would have had an incredible impact on Rashford.

    For me, Rashford should be on our bench. Waiting, hungry, ready to come in and make a difference and claim his place. I saw that when he first joined the first team, when Jose was rotating him with Martial and when he was understudying Zlatan was here.
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    Danielt534 New Member

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    I like Rashford, he's got potential there's no doubt about that! However, this is Manchester United and Rashford at the moment is not good enough to lead the line if we have aspirations to challenge for the title.

    If you look at the firepower of the 5 teams above us in the league, they literally all have proven top class forwards that can get at least 20+ goals EVERY season (Prem);
    Man City: Aguero, Jesus, sterling, maybe Sane
    Liverpool: Salah, maybe Mane
    Spurs: Kane
    Arsenal: Lacazette, Aubayang
    Chelsea: Hazard, maybe Higuain if given a full season
    Man Utd: Lukaku as a no.9 scored about 15 goals in his first season and he is not even close to that figure this season. Rashford has got 10 goals this season. Martial has scored 10 goals with less appearances and to be honest has shown he's the most clinical - Their goals do not suggest they are better then any of the above players in my opinion.
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    Rashford will come good but it will take more time. We need to be patient. We have other areas of the pitch to attend to, so Lukaku and Rashford will have another year to seal their spot.
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    People were praising him to high heavens. Talking about his nerves of steel. Yet it was clear even then that he was not really playing well.

    Are you saying he is playing fantastic and all this is just everyone's imagination?
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    NK86 Full Member

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    Not really. People are saying that he has been poor for a while and seems to have become far too cocky and selfish. Those freekicks are just one example of it. He shoots even when he has better options available. So either he doesn't have the smartness to play a more effective role as a team player or he wants to do it all by himself. I am not sure which it is.
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    Ban Full Member

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    Too much has been made of all this. Taking shots when he has better options? Many players do that and it literally happens all the time. That doesn't mean he's full of himself or that he's cocky. I think that has become a bith of a myth.
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    I never understand this forums obsesssion with bashing kids
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    freeurmind weak willed

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    There are a number of problems with this team. Marcus Rashford is not one of them in fact he's one of the solutions. And feck off to the people using Danny Welbeck's name to insult him. Welbeck was a starter under Fergie and an excellent prospect till injuries and David Moyes scuttled his career.
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    Rashford is the only player that will run all day, chase back furiously if he lost the ball, his passion and commitment for the jersey his is wearing is second to none...(looking at you, Mr Pogba and Martial)
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    This isn't about his form though is it? This is about another young, black English lad having his character questioned because apparently he needs his 'bubble bursting' whatever the feck that means.
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    Me neither. We all know the treatment McTomminay has gotten on here over the last 12 months, and now we're at the point where someone said he could be the next Roy Keane yesterday, I shit you not, what a turnaround.

    People need to show some patience, they've got no idea what's going on or how difficult it is for someone that young.
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    tenpoless Full Member

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    The only bubble We had in the past 5 years was Bitcoin bubble.

    So I have no idea what you're talking about but please donate bitcoin to me, thank you very much.
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    Red_toad Full Member

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    Lukaku and Ibra before him were roundly 'bashed' as well. Posting crap about our own players in the thing to do now. Oh for the days of watching Graeme Hogg playing for United, man that was something to complain about. No internet back then, so people just moved on until his next performance, where as now they spit bile on a daily basis and seem unable to move on...
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    wolvored Full Member

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    I said a while ago if we could get a 25 goal a season striker and rm or Barça offered 100+ million I would take it. He's nowhere near what we need up front. He's more an impact sub. Same as martial and lukaku way too inconsistent. The fact he is asking and seems to be getting rooneyesque wages is an absolute joke. He's 21 and nowhere near as good.
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    sglowrider Against Oral Equality

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    Lets loan him to a Championship team.

    ;):rolleyes:
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    TwoSheds More sheds (and tiles) than you, probably

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    This. You're all feckwits.
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    SirFergie Full Member

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    Let’s not rewrite history. Ronaldo had some shockers when he was 21. And his decision making was far from mature. Shock horror.
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    He’s been doing badly since his injury against Liverpool, him scoring the UCL makes him look better than he currently is right now. He needs to be rested for a while
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    GaryLifo Nice Bloke

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    This thread is full of terrible posts

    Shame on many of you slagging our best young player.

    He's one of only a few of our squad who would get into the first eleven of our rivals.

    If he was Spanish and was linked with United you'd all be knocking one out about signing him.
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    tenpoless Full Member

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    Not really 'shock horror'. I don't agree with that.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    When we lose, everyone just rush to create a thread in a creative way, blaming almost every player and everyone.
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    its worse with our kids. Inconsistency of form and decision making is regularly cited as 'proof' of being not good enough, inability to ever make it into top tier performers long term and not having talent. Its maddening.
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    InspiRED Full Member

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    This is bullshit. On current form there is not an elite side he would get anywhere near.

    Pointing out extremely poor performances is not the same as slagging him off.

    As for 'our best young player' is he that far ahead of martial? Many here would doubt that. He appears more committed than martial but for me martial has thus far shown he is a superior player. Though they both have strengths and weaknesses.
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    john moran New Member

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    I would run all day (well maybe not i am 60) chase back furiously and give passion and commitment but it does not mean i am good enough to be a first choice in one of the top teams in Europe (allegedly ). Neither at this moment is Marcus Rashford . If we are to be a top team in Europe again then there is no place in the squad for Smalling , Jones, Young , Lingard , Roja, Damien and Sanchez and no place in the first 11 for Rashford (as of 2019) Lukaka , Shaw or Marital

    A lot of work to be done , but it wont be because the Glaziers are happy with 4th place and out of the group in champions league
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    TRUERED89 New Member

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    Have any of the bolded players ever scored 20+ goals in the PL alone?
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    Irish Jet Banned

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    The hyperbole surrounding Rashford depending on what form he’s in is actually hilarious.

    He’s not as bad as people are saying now. He’s not the Mbappe like talent people were claiming during his post Jose form. He’s a pretty difficult player to manage because he’s not reliable enough to regularly lead the line but too talented to be wasted on the bench. He will probably end up back on the wing soon.
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    TRUERED89 New Member

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    Just try this...

    Martial----------Lukaku----------Rashford----

    He's clearly our best crosser from the right, so he should be whipping them in instead of Young obviously. His cross for Pogba's header against Chelsea was excellent! not to mention his cross for Dalot against Barca, should have been 1-1. Just try him on the right, him and Lukaku can alternate in-game!
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    Nialinho New Member

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    This.

    I think people need to remember everyone was lauding Ole a few weeks ago for starting Rashford as our main striker. He's easily been one of our best players since getting rid of Jose. But the expectations of him being almost Mbappe-esq are ridiculous. He's just not on that level, he's going to be frustrating and inconsistent especially with the team in it's current state. But he's only 21, he's Manc born and bred and the potential is there to be a world beater one day.. Especially with the right players around him.

    There are much more experienced players who deserve more stick than Rashford for recent performances, Pogba and Lukaku need to be doing more. Martial is perhaps the more talented player but his best performances this season all came under Jose. He's not really had a great performance under Ole tbh (he has been injured a lot). Not to mention he's two years older..
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    tonnas New Member

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    Fans are so predictable, this weekend he will score and will be back again the prodigy he once was! Just keep faith in him and he will deliver. He scored 10 EPL goals and did not play in all games and under Jose most of the game were on the lw! If he played as a striker like he is doing now, I reckon he will be around 15-17 goals this time next season
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    Red_toad Full Member

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    So he’s linked to Real & Barca, but he’d not get near an elite side? I’m sure if he were in Mata position he’d have many many suitors and some of those would be ‘elite’ clubs.
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    TRUERED89 New Member

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    PL Top 6 would surely be interested if there was news about him wanting to leave! when he's on it, he can be unplayable, he single handedly smashed Liverpool and TAA last season! he's scored against all the big 6 in PL, something Lukaku cant claim! He's won us so many games since his debut people have such short memories!
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    dove Full Member

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    He has probably linked himself with these teams as its time for contract renewal.
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    InspiRED Full Member

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    Do you believe everything you read in the papers?

    Often these stories start circulating when a player is angling for a new contract, it's not just coincidence.

    Also the tabloids just concoct muppetry to sell papers
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    SirFergie Full Member

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    Well whether you agree with it or not, it’s true.
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    john moran New Member

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    And it was only in the English press . Nothing here in Spain
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    tenpoless Full Member

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    Shock horror is such a hyperbole. He was inconsistent but a horror? ridiculous statement. Most teams would pay crazy amount of money to have 21 y.o Ronaldo in their squad.

    If a 21 years old Ronaldo was a shock horror then no wonder why people are bashing Rashford right now.