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He needs 2-3 years to be top class player. he rushes and lacks composure at times.He is only 21.
He played a fantastic through ball for Rom. Badly needs a rest. Hope he skips the international games. Real risk of a burnout.
I really hate to get on Rashford's back but it's not just that he is tired. Some of those baffling decisions to shoot and act like Cristiano Ronaldo are not down to fatigue, but his general selfishness. He needs to clear his head a bit and improve the decision making, he is not there yet.
Suffering since Lukaku has been put back in the side and now he’s not playing cf anymore.
Frustrated ? I prefer the term idiotic to describe him .
For all his talent and flashes of skill he is still to capable of doing the most stupid things when it comes to his final ball.
Hopefully he will learn and improve as he gets older but right now he is not the answer
One of the general aspects of English players.
At his peak, I can see him being a Vardy like player. Which is a great achievement.
Unfortunately, I can’t see him developing into a truly world class player.
Hopefully I’m wrong.
Unlike other players, he looks like he has not a ceiling for a young player for improvement. He has been very bad ever since Lukaku has been played in the centre. Players getting injured doesn't help. He is a very rough diamond as he has poor decision making, but has the quality. He seems to get offside alot as he is making early runs, which no one finds for him.
Best thing is to rest him for 2 games and bring back his hunger. This is why you need competition for places, where players have to players at their 100%. This is why he did so well when Martial and Rashford kept interchanging between subs bench and playing under Mourinho at one point
This is definitely a problem you see more with English players than any other. Don't understand why that is though.
Has to be coaching from the moment they start playing .
I get the feeling even now that the powers to be still put the most emphasis on players running around rather than working on the technical side
the more i watch this video the more annoyed i am that he didn't make the run the moment Lukaku laid it off to Dalot:
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the most aggravating thing is that he spotted the space and instead of getting to it, he was pointing at it
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I don't see how you can blame Rashford for that. He was in a very good position with loads of space to shoot. The pass was just underhit allowing the defender to get to it. Not his fault at all.
He's always like this. He ball watches and doesn't naturally move into attacking space. He's not a natural striker like Kane / Lewandowski
Was absolute shite, but as an aside, I generally don't think he plays well alongside Lukaku.
you don't see how he could've gotten to the space before Xhaka had he made the run rather than pointing towards where he wanted the ball? you genuinely don't see that? strikers don't always get optimal passes that's why the onus is often on their movement and ability to create or run into spaces and positions from where they can finish even if the service is not the best
Its strange cos i thought they were the two best things about the first half (along with Shaw). They linked well and were playing well off each other especially with Lukaku now running and being more mobile. Any other day they could have had 3 goals between them.
The thing is, he was in the best position he could be in to shoot/score from in that situation. Every additional step he'd take towards the ball would make the space smaller and the angle harder and there wouldn't be 1 but 2 defenders + a keeper between him and the goal. Obviously knowing that Dalot's pass was underhit it would have been better if he'd moved towards him a bit more but he couldn't have known that now could he? Right now it was a case of Xhaka being slightly closer to the ball and having the advantage that he could slide it away instead of having to shoot like Rashford. Personally I don't blame Rashford in this specific situation. This was nowhere near his worst moment of the match as he was pretty much shite the whole game. And every game since his ankle injury really. Badly needs a rest.
Nah In that situation every striker comes across into the space as even with a perfect pass the defender(s) had the benefit. You can't just stand still and expect defenders not to make a move to it as well. Dalot put it into the danger area and your attackers have to read that.
I think 99% of fans were willing him to move as that's what we'd do ourselves in a game.
Not only Rashford but fred stopped too and was lazy to fill the space in, still I think lukaku should have passed into space to fred than dalot. He would have been in a better position to shoot with time and space.
Nah, a lot has changed now. It's not the case anymore.
Not worried about him, he has shown enough quality in the past for us to know he will be a world-class striker. I don't mind some amount of selfishness in him that's what makes him a confidence player.
However, he is very inconsistent as to be expected at his age and we can't rely on him being the main man yet, as with Martial. We need to replace Sanchez with an older reliable player who is in his prime and provide a consistent stream of goals/assists.
i don't know how anyone can watch that clip and not see that Rashford should have cut across
This is true unfortunately.
you know it's bad when he starts shooting from random places. when it's not your day it's not your day. why they let him take the free kick I don't know either.
He's become very ignorant and arrogant lately, his low level is on par with Rooney in his latter years and one of Rashford's main issues is that he just doesn't seem to understand or knows how to handle when nothing is going for him, he will still try do things that are much harder to execute instead of playing it simple.
This shows a huge lack of maturity and given the number of games / mins he's played in he should know better regardless of his age.
I think he has matured in this respect, but this was a disappointing performance and could be used to dispute that. I hope it was just a bad day at work for him, because lately I think he has taken the simple and correct decisions even when struggling a bit.
Rashford has great talent but he needs to realize or someone needs to help him realize that he could do with being more humble or simpler in his game.
Hopefully he gets a breather now Martial is back.
Is it just me or you can actually see early on what type of game he will have. Sometimes he acts frustrated from minute one for no reason (besides events before stepping on the pitch), then he tries to force things, switch to Clarkson "Powerrr" motto. Maybe its just me
Yep. Similar to Pogba in the sense that the worse he's playing, the more tricks he tries / try's to dribble more and usually ends up losing it more often.
Rashford starts taking more potshots from distance or tries to kick and run it way more. While sometimes those shots can work, when you're having a bad day they usually go sailing high and wide, so it's better to keep the ball moving.
We as a team haven't played particularly well, despite the goals.
He needs to know without thinking that whoever he passes to is on the same wavelength as him. He only gets that with players like Martial, Pogba and Lingard. When the front line is him, Martial and Lingard they're quick, intricate passers with good movement. Replace one of them with something else and it all becomes more laboured.
Because he is the best in the team when it comes to set pieces(besides Mata)?
He is not a natural striker. He does not have that natural anticipation and movement in the box.
According to the last 2 1/2 years this is true. But its a bit weird because at the start of his united career he showed very good box movement. You just have to rewatch his first two goals in the europa league and the goals vs arsenal a few days later. There were also a few more goals he could finish because of good movement inside the box. Dont know if this was a purple patch or why he's lost that abillity a bit. I think playing on the wing didnt helped.
You would think Ole is the perfect coach to bring back or develop his movement so i think he will show improvement in the future.
Based on ? He actually doesn't take many free kicks as far as I'm concerned to label him one of the best in the team. Actually think Pogba ones are better and more technical.
Very true. The only positive is Ole has acknowledged Rashfords poor movement. He said he wants him to score more goals in the box then Lukaku does in training and score 'tap ins'. Clearly knows Rashford lacks movement. He is raw because he was promoted too quickly. He needs to start being a team player and stop trying to go on stupid runs when we are losing. He also needs to add different types of goals. He shoots the same way whether he is inside of the box or outside. I think 9/10 of his goals have been with his right foot, he needs to improve heading. He does have talent though, probably the best crosser in the team, yet he hardly crosses.
Him and Lukaku should rotate for the striker position the way Pep does it with Aguero and Jesus.
He isn't the same player when asked to play on the wings. Right now he should be playing the role Romelu was playing 2 months back and fight to be a starter on merit.
Also he could simply just need a bit of a rest to recharge and i could be wrong.
That's quite the psychological profile you've drawn up there...
Yeah I think his issue is that he has a tendancy to be too flashy and selfish, and on days nothing is coming off, it looks pretty ugly. He's one I wouldn't mind keeping it simpler. A greater focus on combining with his team mates and less running down blind alleys would improve him IMO.
Having said that, he's only 21.
This is why I don't wanna criticize him vividly. When it will click for him, it will be amazing.
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