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ZupZup

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I don't like him as a striker still and his goals came yesterday when he was moved to the left... but I hope this will give him a bit of a confidence boost. It's great that he's contributing with goals and assists.

Some of the comments I see about him and pressing seem a bit silly. The team will clearly have certain triggers where they are meant to press and other times where you don't. I hear similar comments at the game where fans bemoan him for not pressing when he is the only player between two centre backs. It's like they expect players to run around like headless chickens just for the sake of it. You press when you have a chance to win the ball... not when the opposition has an easy pass on to negate your little sprint... and when you press, you do it as a team in situations where you can put the opposition under real pressure and win the ball back.
 

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Honestly thought he was poor most of the match. Good to see that he can still hit the occasional pass though, and score on the break.

As a striker in regular matches where the opposition aren't stretched though, I think he's very poor. Offered very little for most of this match so it's weird to see him end up with an assist and two goals. I look at Archangel Gabriel Jesus at the other end doing striker things and it does make Rashford stand out like a sore thumb.

Definitely improved as a player since EtH arrived though. He's praising him and encouraging that confidence back.
 

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Rashford has never been anything special in general play, he was always about those moments where he pops up with a goal or an assist out of nowhere.

His productivity seems to be back which is great news because this side lacks goals.
 

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Exactly the type of performance I expect from Rashford and why he's always left on the pitch.

Even when he's in poor form, the defenders can't ever switch off or play a high line, which will leave plenty space of space for Bruno to work in.
 

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This and Liverpool are exactly the games he should start. When the opposition will basically have a lot of the ball and their defenders on the half way line. It plays perfectly to his strengths.

It's the games against teams that like to sit deeper and make it more compact that really expose him.
 

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This and Liverpool are exactly the games he should start. When the opposition will basically have a lot of the ball and their defenders on the half way line. It plays perfectly to his strengths.

It's the games against teams that like to sit deeper and make it more compact that really expose him.
This.
 

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It probably feels inappropriate to criticise him after getting 2 goals and 1 assist, but there are still some concerning aspects of his game which don't seem to be changing or improving even under ETH.

It was quite noticeable yesterday and even previous games where is off the ball work and intensity is still poor. There were a few occasions yesterday where the crowd got on his back because he made very little effort to close down or press in situations where we could have put pressure on the defenders and keeper. I'm certain ETH would want forwards who have high intensity and pressing which I'm sure is what ETH keeps referring to after every match that we need to improve on our pressing. It was noticeable Bruno getting frustrated with Rashford on one occasion yesterday where Rashford should have been the one to press but he just slowed down and Bruno went and pressed instead.

If we are going to beat teams who sit deep, the high intensity and pressing is very important as that is what will allow us to force errors and lead to key chances. Rashford's pace will be less important in these games.
 

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This and Liverpool are exactly the games he should start. When the opposition will basically have a lot of the ball and their defenders on the half way line. It plays perfectly to his strengths.

It's the games against teams that like to sit deeper and make it more compact that really expose him.
Yea, I said this in a thread the other day. Agree completely.
 

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I don't mean this in a negative way but nothing has changed. Both goals scored on the break and its great to have that option, but he was poor again in other situations and he offers little against a packed defence. We need a more technically adept player up front and our play will take another step forward. But like I say, good to have him on the bench for when we need it.
 

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Scoring goals and making assists is the last thing we need in a striker. He does sometimes look a bit lost in the middle though tbf, hopefully confidence and coaching will improve that.
 

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It’s like people don’t want to see the assist he created during possession football.
 

Bebestation

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Sancho will be on the bench as a striker returns and moves Rashford back to LW.
 

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Scoring goals and making assists is the last thing we need in a striker. He does sometimes look a bit lost in the middle though tbf, hopefully confidence and coaching will improve that.
Yeah I think it's apparent he's not a striker (and his 3 goals have all come as a LW) but he's got increasingly better there as the games have gone on.
 

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For those saying he made a contribution...

Well a bad rashford made great contribution, now imagine if we binned him and actually plays a proper striker, we would go really far
Bin him?
 

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I found it to be a very weird game for Rashford. Generally I thought he was very poor especially when playing upfront. Seemed to lose the ball everytime it was played to him, wasn't really competing for headers and didn't press very hard. In fact I saw a few times when Bruno sprinted past him to press the CB since Rashford wasn't doing this himself.

However he scored two goals and had a really good assist so effectively won us the game. My opinion is we shouldn't play him as CF because it really prevented us from having a foothold on the game as an attacking sense. When Ronaldo came on I think the difference in terms of hold up play was huge.
 

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find this ‘he’s back’ nonsense quite ridiculous.

well done. He scored two and had an assist. An impact on the game.
It's not only that he's producing which makes it appear that "he's back", but also that he hasn't looked this quick and sharp for two seasons, since Ole basically ran him in to the ground. That's even more of a good sign really, as even when he scored a few at the start of last season he did so while still looking a bit rusty and off the pace.
 

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Say whatever you want but when he's on his bike he almost always finishes it off with a beautiful strike.
 

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Strange thread. To many people only focus on the negative regarding Rashford. You can tell some posters where annoyed he was the one to win us the game.

I pray that he continues to shoot his critics up until they run out of "excuses" why he's still shit.
 

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I don't mean this in a negative way but nothing has changed. Both goals scored on the break and its great to have that option, but he was poor again in other situations and he offers little against a packed defence. We need a more technically adept player up front and our play will take another step forward. But like I say, good to have him on the bench for when we need it.
Erm his finishing hasn’t changed?
 

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Strange thread. To many people only focus on the negative regarding Rashford. You can tell some posters where annoyed he was the one to win us the game.

I pray that he continues to shoot his critics up until they run out of "excuses" why he's still shit.
Because he can only do well when on counter with the opposing team exposed at the back. Watch him be absolute pants when we play against teams that sit deep and wait to counter us.
 

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This and Liverpool are exactly the games he should start. When the opposition will basically have a lot of the ball and their defenders on the half way line. It plays perfectly to his strengths.

It's the games against teams that like to sit deeper and make it more compact that really expose him.
Yup I agree. Hope to see something like the below against Palace.

Ronaldo
Sancho - Bruno - Antony​
 

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Strange thread. To many people only focus on the negative regarding Rashford. You can tell some posters where annoyed he was the one to win us the game.

I pray that he continues to shoot his critics up until they run out of "excuses" why he's still shit.
Were you statisfied by his performances last season? He was rightly criticized. He was proper shit and a non entity in most games. There is also a doubt if he needs a high line to be productive. He started a lot better this season and if he can produce consistently this season the criticism will naturally fall away. People always act like there is some mysterious agenda while it's mostly logical reactions to what we are seeing on the pitch.
 

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Strange thread. To many people only focus on the negative regarding Rashford. You can tell some posters where annoyed he was the one to win us the game.

I pray that he continues to shoot his critics up until they run out of "excuses" why he's still shit.
Some people on this thread had a bad day yesterday. They almost seemed angry it was him. Absolute morons.

I was never a great fan of Pogba, especially in the latter years, but whenever he scored or played well I'd say so. And I still cheered the goals like I would any other player.

Rashford now has 5 attacking returns for the season. The most in the whole team. Hahahaha.
 

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2 goals and an assist suggests he was decisive in our recent win against Arsenal
Nah, not good enough mate. Try harder. I saw him lose the ball at least 3 times, so let's all pray PSG buys him for 20m
 

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Our most unnecessarily overly criticized player. The replies in here especially after yesterday’s contributions is shocking. Rashford is the only player in our squad that the fanbase expects absolute perfection from. Strange strange relationship we have with him. Hoping he tunes it all out.
 

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He's a modern left winger/left forward rather than a CF. His third goal came from there and he'll still get opportunities to run in behind as a left winger/forward when given space behind. It's important to minimize what he isn't good at which is hold up play or weak back to goal play and maximize his strength which is attacking the space and running in behind.

It's good that he's scoring and assisting, it'll get his confidence up which is good for us, but he's not a CF and he won't see anywhere near close to the space he had against Arsenal in behind against most teams. He'll be required to mostly do hold up plays and bringing his teammates into play which he isn't good at. Hopefully when everyone is fit, he's restored to the left and only play CF in case of emergency.
 

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I don't like him as a striker still and his goals came yesterday when he was moved to the left... but I hope this will give him a bit of a confidence boost. It's great that he's contributing with goals and assists.

Some of the comments I see about him and pressing seem a bit silly. The team will clearly have certain triggers where they are meant to press and other times where you don't. I hear similar comments at the game where fans bemoan him for not pressing when he is the only player between two centre backs. It's like they expect players to run around like headless chickens just for the sake of it. You press when you have a chance to win the ball... not when the opposition has an easy pass on to negate your little sprint... and when you press, you do it as a team in situations where you can put the opposition under real pressure and win the ball back.
Nah, it's not about that. Rashford does let the guy near him go past him unchallenged and that simply has to stop. If Martinez or Varane try to bring the ball up from the back and Jesus was near them he'll harass them and not let them comfortably get on with their business. It's disruptive and make it hard for the opponent to build from the back.

Rashford tends to let guys just casually bring the ball up, go past him while he jogs and doesn't even attempt to challenge them. I mean we're literally talking about players at breathing distance of Rashford whom he just let stroll past him with the ball at their feet. Makes it way too easy for opponents to build from the back and get the ball to their midfielders if your CF won't challenge the defender who's bringing the ball up. He needs to cut that out ASAP.
 

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Scoring goals and making assists is the last thing we need in a striker. He does sometimes look a bit lost in the middle though tbf, hopefully confidence and coaching will improve that.
Huh? I mean that's exactly what you should need from your striker. I know there is more to give but scoring and assisting are the most essential parts.

Sancho will be on the bench as a striker returns and moves Rashford back to LW.
I believe so. I initially thought Rashford will go to the bench when Martial returns as ETG lines up Antony, Martial and Sancho but unless he ups his performance and doesn't get gassed after 60 minutes, he'll be seeing the bench when a proper striker shows up. It's quite clear to me that ETH likes Rashford's pace and he's been productive, so he won't bench him.
 

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He's invisible when we're playing anything except counter attacking football.
 

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Rashford, Sancho, Martial and Antony is good for 2 wing spots. A striker like Toney would drastically change the whole dynamics.
 
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