- Jan 1, 2021
They both play in the three behind the striker and are more or less solely tasked with scoring and creating. Fernandes is no more a midfielder in this team than Rashford is.Do I even need to point out that they play completely different positions?
You can just acknowledge you didn't know the numbers were virtually identical.
Oh look, he's actually engaging now! Much better.And honestly I'm not sure if goals from open play is the wisest card to use when defending Rashford either.
Goals from open play in the league
Rashford - 11
Martial - 17
Greenwood - 10
And that's the season everyone points to as an example as to why we're all idiots for not rating him.
Yes, the penalties massively inflated Rashford's goals last season and Martial was better than him overall. And he also wasn't up there with the top players in the league last season.
Which, you know, is why I keep banging on about improvement. He was better last season than he had been in 2018/19 (very similar stats but he played up front more often in 18/19), and he was better this season than he was last season - more importantly, he was in contention with the most productive players within his own team and the league as a whole.
And that's why I think that if he were put up for sale right now, there's at least a slight chance Roma or Union Berlin would say "you know what? Maybe this guy would be useful for us" - you can keep doing your "everyone says you're an idiot for not rating Rashford" routine, but anyone who's seen your posts can clearly see that no one's calling you an idiot for not rating Rashford.
We're calling you an idiot for making outrageous statements that go far beyond "he's good but we can do better" (a much less laughable view and a very common one on this forum. No problem with that).
... ah, there we go again with the nonsense. Nice job making up your own assist numbers too, knew it was too much to expect from you to actually try and have a discussion in good faith.You were the one that on the subject of goals from open play in one season decided to make it about 'goal contributions'