Marcus Rashford image 10

Marcus Rashford England flag

2019-20 Performances


View full 2019-20 profile

5.7 Season Average Rating
Appearances
21
Goals
14
Assists
4
Yellow cards
2

MyOnlySolskjaer

Creator of Player Performance threads
Joined
Nov 27, 2014
Messages
15,965
Location
Player Performance Threads
I think the issue with Rashford, as others have alluded to, and the reason he gets criticism when his stats suggest it may be unwarranted, are that despite putting up decent numbers, he's an incredibly frustrating player who should be doing better than he is. This may seem like a harsh judgement, but there are multiple times each match where his decision making costs us. Whether it's holding on to the ball too long, or shooting from ridiculous angle, he so often denies us goal scoring opportunities.

I have the opinion that he's got potential to be a top five forward worldwide if he can address his decision making. He's as much ability as Mane, Salah, better than Willian, and potentially as good as Sterling, but they seem to utilize the ball better than him over the course of 90 minutes right now.
In an ideal setup he would be the young 22 year old partnered by a Ruud playing centrally and Beckham on the right and a strong midfield to support him. But that's not the case, he's in a situation where he's had to learn under pressure and be the focal point of our attack and he's working well with what he's got.
 

KM

I’m afraid I just blue myself
Staff
Joined
Sep 18, 2008
Messages
47,576
It's hilarious how the criteria for Rashford keeps on moving, first it was that his end product isn't great(endless comparisons with Welbeck due to that) now that he has improved spectacularly on that, it's now that he should use the ball better - as if 22yr old attacking players are expected to always make the right decision. I guess there are some those who just can't accept that they were wrong about Rashford and just keep on changing the standards.

Only United fans can criticise a player so heavily who's contributed in more than 50% of our goals scored in PL so far. 11 G+A in 19 total goals in PL. But yeah harp about his decision making. Clowns.
 

UNITED ACADEMY

Full Member
Joined
Aug 14, 2018
Messages
2,102
He's been really good form. His last 10 games for both country & club (2 only played for 30 min), he has scored 10 goals & 2 assists and 8 of those goals came from United game.



Admin we need a "hooray" emoji.
 

ash_86

Full Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2013
Messages
5,346
He's doing amazingly well this season. Had some dud games playing cf when Martial was injured but is flying off his block right now.

Finally kudos to our manager for getting the best out of him.
 

Dwazza Gunnar Solskjær

Lutefisk is it!
Joined
May 9, 2006
Messages
76,659
Location
Walkin in a Snowle Wonderland :(
Supports
Moanchester United
I think the issue with Rashford, as others have alluded to, and the reason he gets criticism when his stats suggest it may be unwarranted, are that despite putting up decent numbers, he's an incredibly frustrating player who should be doing better than he is. This may seem like a harsh judgement, but there are multiple times each match where his decision making costs us. Whether it's holding on to the ball too long, or shooting from ridiculous angle, he so often denies us goal scoring opportunities.

I have the opinion that he's got potential to be a top five forward worldwide if he can address his decision making. He's as much ability as Mane, Salah, better than Willian, and potentially as good as Sterling, but they seem to utilize the ball better than him over the course of 90 minutes right now.
I'd wager that most of the fans criticising him for this were huge fans of Nani, though.
 

Aouer-United

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Aug 31, 2019
Messages
110
Does anyone notice that Rashford's passing in the third final is impressive despite his decision making? I feel like he should use his passing more instead of running trying taking on at least 3 defenders.
 

AltiUn

likes playing with swords after fantasies
Joined
Apr 29, 2014
Messages
11,508
Location
Leyland
I don't know if this is a purple patch or he's actually gone up a level but whatever it is, he's been quality. People can laugh all they want but he's been up there with any attacker in the league this season. At 22 there's still a few little areas I'd like him to improve but his development is coming along nicely, he's shown great character to step up at a time we really needed someone to step up.
 

marc1_007

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Jul 28, 2014
Messages
7
Watching these last ten or so games where Rashford has been virtually unplayable, I have come to a realisation that when he starts looking up, and utilising the players around him, he will be unstoppable, He's explosive, he has a great shot, and he plays on pure instinct. He will usually mess up chances when he has time to think but that does not matter, he gets the chances, he can only improve on his finishing, but the thing that worries me the most about him is that once he starts running with the ball he does not look around for help, he always wants to do everything himself and for me that's what is holding him back, even Lionel Messi utilizes the 1-2 pass all the time all his best goals have at least a bunch of 1-2's he played , Neymar does it all the time, Utilizing your teammates is what usually seperates the good players from the great ones and once Rashford starts doing this regularly, he will elevate himself to the very next level.
This issue of not looking around is also my biggest concern with Lingard and Andreas, they always like running with the ball and end up losing it because they have tunnel vision and never look to pass to others but for me these two are lost causes, at this stage of their development, I doubt they can improve, and it baffles me why Ole keep playing them especially Andreas because in my opinion, they do not improve their teammates so whats the point giving them gametime when we have a player like Gomes who is out of contract soon, so we might as well see what we have with him and give him an extended run as the no.10 because surely he could not do any worse than Andreas, and if he does not play we might have another Pogba situation on our hands,
 

11101

Full Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2014
Messages
9,992
Again showing why I don't think he will truly make it here.

Hes through with a great chance and instead of even testing the keeper miskicks it out for a goal kick. Villa go up the other end and score. Top players don't do that. Take away the pace and energy, or restrict the space to run into, and hes a pretty limited player.
 

MikeKing

Full Member
Joined
Aug 7, 2017
Messages
3,022
Supports
Bournemouth
He is such a wildcard player. Always dancing right on the line between world class and useless. Reminds me of Pogba that.
 

el3mel

Full Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2016
Messages
29,116
Location
Egypt
Rubbish away from the goal, but at least he's trying every game, unlike other players.
 

Based Adnan

Full Member
Joined
Aug 4, 2014
Messages
1,114
Needs to improve his heading. Lots of dribbling down blind alleys and his movement was a joke. Hopefully this isn't the start of a downturn in form as we've seen from him so many times before.
 

WR10

Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018
Joined
Jul 19, 2009
Messages
4,743
Location
Dream
How has no one coached him simple dribbling yet? He seems to think that the kick and run technique is a valid dribbling skill. It’s mind boggling. Engage your opponent with tight ball control and then use your athleticism. He should learn from Martial
 

calodo2003

Full Member
Joined
Feb 8, 2014
Messages
1,468
Location
Florida
Again showing why I don't think he will truly make it here.

Hes through with a great chance and instead of even testing the keeper miskicks it out for a goal kick. Villa go up the other end and score. Top players don't do that. Take away the pace and energy, or restrict the space to run into, and hes a pretty limited player.
They fecking countered us off of the goal kick off of his whiff, all the while he is laughing & out of position. Countered off of a goal kick.

He’s utterly stupid at times.

I’m just shocked that a ball made contact with his head & ended up in the back of the net.
 
Joined
Dec 21, 2014
Messages
2,697
Location
Manchester
He's not perfect and makes a lot of mistakes, but the same people who slag him off are all over Martial's cock. Rashford is infinitely more important to us, and without him we'd be in a relegation battle.

I'd love to see how he'd do under someone like Pep or Klopp, I think he could have Sterling level improvement under a good attacking manager/system.
 

Amar__

Incredibly Nasty Man
Joined
Sep 2, 2010
Messages
18,231
Location
Sarajevo
Supports
MK Dons
The samples people will use to blame him for everything has reached a new level. "His goal kick resulted in us conceeding a goal" :houllier:

I don't think I have ever seen anything like that.
 

DoomSlayer

Full Member
Joined
Jun 20, 2019
Messages
2,147
Location
Bulgaria
The samples people will use to blame him for everything has reached a new level. "His goal kick resulted in us conceeding a goal" :houllier:

I don't think I have ever seen anything like that.
It's fecking embarrassing. Only player that is worthy to wear the shirt at the moment and gets slated all the time.
 

KennyBurner

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Aug 6, 2018
Messages
1,554
Location
ATL
This guy could be so much more if he wasn't brainless. He tried to run past 3 player on 3 different occasions. He failed on the first 2 and still tried to do it again :lol: .

Still I love him though. He gave a lot of effort today and forced the 1st goal. Puts in a great shift week in and out. We can only hope someday in the near future he actually slows down a bit and thinks about what to do in tight situations. Also need a better coach to guide him on what to do in these situations.
 

kundalini

Full Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2004
Messages
4,446
Very untidy performance. Even the goal appears to have been credited as an own goal off Heaton's back after Rashford's header hit the post. None of our front 3 had good games.
 

11101

Full Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2014
Messages
9,992
The samples people will use to blame him for everything has reached a new level. "His goal kick resulted in us conceeding a goal" :houllier:

I don't think I have ever seen anything like that.
He fluffed a great chance like a Sunday League player, as he often does. We should at worst have been attacking a corner there, instead we're chasing back towards our own goal and in this case we conceded.
 

FreakyJim

Full Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2006
Messages
6,853
Location
Glazers Out
Since Nani I'd not seen a player with such lack of footballing intelligence. 9 times out of 10 he'd make the wrong choice, it's incredible.
 

calodo2003

Full Member
Joined
Feb 8, 2014
Messages
1,468
Location
Florida
The samples people will use to blame him for everything has reached a new level. "His goal kick resulted in us conceeding a goal" :houllier:

I don't think I have ever seen anything like that.
His lack of tracking back allowed for a counter off of a goal kick, a fecking goal kick. That’s egregious, laughing about missing on the strike while the other team languidly counters on his side, the side with the most inexperienced starter at left back.

Should have been pulled from the match if Ole had any balls. Set an expectation standard.
 

Cassidy

No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser
Joined
Oct 2, 2013
Messages
18,495
Only player consistently getting goals
 

roonster09

Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018
Scout
Joined
May 10, 2009
Messages
20,965
The samples people will use to blame him for everything has reached a new level. "His goal kick resulted in us conceeding a goal" :houllier:

I don't think I have ever seen anything like that.
At least Caf is creative when our players aren't.


Top players never ever miskick the ball, finishes every chance and plays as 9/10 every game. Some of the Caf expectations are just ridiculous.
 

Ish

Lights on for Luke
Joined
Mar 10, 2010
Messages
24,677
Location
Where fans' expectations are too high
At least Caf is creative when our players aren't.


Top players never ever miskick the ball, finishes every chance and plays as 9/10 every game. Some of the Caf expectations are just ridiculous.
It's what happens when people are watching Messi every week :lol:

On a serious note though, he's been in great form. I didn't watch the match yesterday, but by the sounds of it, he struggled a bit (yet still scored, or was it an OG?). People should cut him a little slack.
 

Rooney in Paris

Gerrard shirt..Anfield? You'll Never Live it Down
Scout
Joined
Mar 11, 2010
Messages
29,839
Location
In an elephant sanctuary
His lack of tracking back allowed for a counter off of a goal kick, a fecking goal kick. That’s egregious, laughing about missing on the strike while the other team languidly counters on his side, the side with the most inexperienced starter at left back.

Should have been pulled from the match if Ole had any balls. Set an expectation standard.
You're weird
 

Offsideagain

Full Member
Joined
Jan 3, 2014
Messages
595
Location
Cheshire
I like him. He would be much better with two quality midfielders to feed him and a top centre forward to do the battering for him neither of which we have. Defiantly will improve. Remember, he started with a bang and was very young so cut him a bit of slack folks.
 

Classical Mechanic

Full Member
Joined
Aug 25, 2014
Messages
25,858
Location
xG Zombie Nation
To be fair the first mistake in their goal is his, he isn't alert to the play starting again and possibly could have closed the player down or put enough pressure on for Williams to do better. I think the big mistake is Williams though because not only does he commit himself but he does so with a very weak challenge. You can then argue that more pressure should have been put on Grealish but he's a nightmare for defenders in that position because he's probably the best in the league at winning fouls. He then scores what is a very low probability goal.
 

stepic

Full Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2006
Messages
6,505
Location
London
it may have been sometime between the time he passed the ball to the touchline instead of another player, or the 3rd time he attempted to dribble past 3 players and weirdly lost the ball that i had had enough of his performance. basically missing a goal from 4 yards out unmarked summed things up. he will get a few goals of course, he's a striker, but he's still not that good. maybe one day he will be. i still have a lot of doubts.
 

11101

Full Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2014
Messages
9,992
At least Caf is creative when our players aren't.


Top players never ever miskick the ball, finishes every chance and plays as 9/10 every game. Some of the Caf expectations are just ridiculous.
It's not exactly the first time hes knocked the ball with his standing foot when trying to kick it. His technical ability is pretty average.
 

roonster09

Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018
Scout
Joined
May 10, 2009
Messages
20,965
It's not exactly the first time hes knocked the ball with his standing foot when trying to kick it. His technical ability is pretty average.
His technical ability is not average, sometimes he rushes into things and loses composure. Very different from technical ability.
 

11101

Full Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2014
Messages
9,992
His technical ability is not average, sometimes he rushes into things and loses composure. Very different from technical ability.
Close control is technical ability. Unless he can the ball out of his feet and get running he is not particularly comfortable, and when he does he will often overhit his touch.
 

roonster09

Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018
Scout
Joined
May 10, 2009
Messages
20,965
Close control is technical ability. Unless he can the ball out of his feet and get running he is not particularly comfortable.
And his close control is good enough, it's only when he tries to take on 3-4 players at once it's not good enough as he overdoes it and loses possession.
 

Annihilate Now!

...or later, I'm not fussy
Scout
Joined
Nov 4, 2010
Messages
35,804
Location
W.Yorks
The samples people will use to blame him for everything has reached a new level. "His goal kick resulted in us conceeding a goal" :houllier:

I don't think I have ever seen anything like that.
As an extension of this, I will never get the idea that conceding a Free Kick or even a corner is what costs you a goal... not defending said free kick or corner properly is what costs you the goal.
 

Fosu-Mens

Full Member
Joined
Apr 11, 2016
Messages
3,139
Location
Fred | 2019/20 Performances
And his close control is good enough, it's only when he tries to take on 3-4 players at once it's not good enough as he overdoes it and loses possession.
Yeah. Running with the ball into hopeless situations and shooting from idiotic angles is what his main problems as a player are.
If he could be more effective in his play... Then again, it is not easy playing in a team with no plan on how to attack or instructions on what to do/when to do.
He should watch Mane and try to pick up some things.