You skipped the part where he started the season with the same manager, in the same, but improved team, and played like shit for the first 3 months. You are trying to say things got worse and coming up with reasons for that, but his form and attitude was pretty much the same from Aug till May.Because I think last season was an impossible situation. It was a toxic situation. The squad was horribly coached, horribly balanced, it spiralled, and just as Ralf started improving things and Rashford looked like he was about to get a glimpse of form back, Greenwood gets arrested and we are thrown back into turmoil. That does shit to a squad mentality. Ralf also had an interim title, which is very hard to fully invest in. Half the squad was leaving. They didn't give a feck, hard for the rest who are staying to perform normally. Once we lost to Atletico, the season was done for all. Rashford had a tough summer the year before, put off a surgery for playing in the euros, didn't end up playing at all apart from the penalty miss. He was mentally fecked after that too. And then had surgery to fix his injury. There were COUNTLESS reasons why last season went to shit. Yes, the players are also to blame. Yes, their mentality was shit. Yes the work rate was shit. Yes they gave up. But it's a 1 off season where everything snowballed and went wrong.
If you act based on last season, you have to sell literally everyone and buy an entire new squad. Because what you can say for Rashford applies to everyone. We have some very good players and some shit ones. I'd prioritize keeping those who have shown they can be among our best players. Especially if we have no cover for them. They get another chance based on situation, and because you can't sell them all off, and because of the hope they can get back to a form they showed before last season.
Definitely been used as a stick to beat him with recently since he's hit a rough patch on the pitch sadly.A lot of it is to do with his work with underprivileged kids which to me is fecking insane. Many wont admit it.
We're certainly seeing playing taking a new strategy of running down their contacts so that the money that would have gone to a transfer fee instead goes into their contract. Players used to prefer the security of having years on their contacts, but then medical science keeps improving, the fear of having your career end by injury being less may be part of this tactic.He certainly holds all the cards when it comes to leaving us on a free transfer, even if we receive a good offer next summer he can easily reject the move
Because Rashford has beel loyal to the club? When was his loyalty ever tested? The reports are saying that his representatives are in communication with PSG. I m sure he is aware that they are doing this.It’s always funny how many fans will ask for blind loyalty from players then in the next breath say the things they do about Rashford.
Selling Rashford in itself may not be a bad idea but the club has shown absolutely no ability to get players in that would/could be better. We’d sell him & fail to buy Shaqiri on the evidence of what our recruitment team have shown us.
He actually had surgery in August and missed the first 2 months of the season. When he came back to fitness, we were already in full blown disaster mode. Scored in his first 2 games back against Leicester and Atalanta. Then we lost 5-0 to Liverpool in his next game. Then he scored vs Spurs in the 3-0 win. He's the last person to blame for Oles time last season's simply because he wasn't even fit for it and actually did well in the few games he was fit for.You skipped the part where he started the season with the same manager, in the same, but improved team, and played like shit for the first 3 months. You are trying to say things got worse and coming up with reasons for that, but his form and attitude was pretty much the same from Aug till May.
Have you bothered to read any of the thread? The club have the option of an additional year. Wake up Elcabron.Why sign for PSG in this window when he can sign an agreement with them in the January window? He might be leaving us but it will be in a free transfer. Wake up people. He holds all the cards now.
Would Elanga and a journeyman + £60m ready to be invested be worse than an 18 month out of form Rashford who's head has gone? We also have the likes of Garnacho waiting in the wings. Sell him now, Murtough.I mean, in an ideal world where we take 60m and invest it in a couple of up-and-coming bright talents, sure.
In reality, we'd likely see Elanga playing a lot more and some over the hill journeyman coming in at the last minute to 'do a job'. Would be a bad idea to get rid I think.
I'm sorry but Jarred Bowen and Saint Maximin are two players in the PL alone that would be an improvement. Rashford has offered the square root of feck all for too long. And not only that, his attitude stinks, his PR team is a joke and he started on supporters outside the ground last season. The guy should be getting torn apart by the club yet he appears to get away time and time again.Antony can properly play on the right unlike Rashford, but that's about it. I've seen him play a lot and I like him, but he's not an upgrade on Rashford in terms of potential or talent. Fee Ajax are asking for him is absolutely bonkers, so I don't understand why people suggest him as a replacement. It would just be another bad or sideways move in terms of the overal quality he would add to the squad.
We need a truly unique specimen in the Rooney/Ronaldo calibre range to replace Rashford if we want to actually improve as a club. Problem being that by the time a talent like that actually comes on the market, we might be in such a shite state as a club we can't even sign them up.