To be fair if Fred had played probably half the season out of position while carrying injuries but still contributing regularly with goals and assists I suspect he'd be getting less criticism as well. Academy player or not.Academy players get a free pass. If we’d bought McT for 50 million and paying him whatever fred is getting the top reds would be going mental at him too.
FYI I was replying to your original post which said Rashford before you edited it. But the point still largely stands.