I don’t know, I feel like he went down a path in what he thought was the right way to take his game in its development, which it wasn’t. Combined with we haven’t had a manager to correct him or point him in the right direction and now he is getting frustrated that he isn’t where he wants to be or the path he chose isn’t working out.I'm convinced he's fecked physically, like permanently.
Early onset Sturridge-itis.
Said this before, his decision making is worse than championship level players. Injury is not an excuse neither is age. Needs benching.Got an assist but otherwise an awful performance. Makes poor choices again and again.
He’s been back for well over a month at this point at had plenty of games. This isn’t him being rusty with his finishing or his touch, it’s a complete waste of a player that isn’t taking anyone on and isn’t creating nor getting into great positions to score. He’s just kind of there, and even then not doing much running when we aren’t on the ball.He needs games. He’s been out injured a long time and obviously will take a while to get going again. Nice assist today. Overall performance not good.
He was available for every game apart from the surgery period. He even played with multiple injuries last season. He’s not the type to spend his career on the treatment table like Sturridge. I have had the same back injury as him and it is sometimes as much about mental recovery from it as physical. Mentally you don’t want to push a 100% because you’re afraid of getting injured again. We saw that when Shaw returned from his fractured leg. Only Rashford himself can fix this but I back him to come good.I'm convinced he's fecked physically, like permanently.
Early onset Sturridge-itis.
The problems with his effort were there since the Mourinho days, I really don't think he ever had an amazing work rate.I blame Ole. Yes, yes, what a surprise.
But, under Solskjaer he became like this. Under Lvg and Jose he played simple and direct football with amazing work rate.
But i am not worried. Rangnick will put him back on track
As I said I won't make excuses for him for not trying.So he can't put in the effort that Ronaldo does, Cavani, or run around like Bruno? Even Sancho is doing work off the ball that Marcus hasn't been doing for far too long.
It's time to hold the player accountable and realize he's not pulling his weight for the team. He's not injured, he's not crocked. For one thing, his technical ability is below Ronaldo, Bruno, Sancho, Greenwood, and Martial. He can strike a dead ball nicely, but no left foot to speak of. He has to look into the mirror and be honest with himself. Is he giving it a proper go when he wears the shirt or is he holding himself back for whatever reason?
Rashford has had a lot of time off already. Ronaldo earned that by being excellent on the pitch. Privileges have to be earnedAs I said I won't make excuses for him for not trying.
It looks like football is a strain for him and he's not enjoying it. Dunno, he maybe needs time out.
Remember when we first got Ronaldo and Fergie would give him time off around Xmas ? Maybe we need to do that for Rashford or something similar
There was a point yesterday where Ronaldo was visibly annoyed at the lack of press. He went towards the defender but was further away so ushered Rashford to do it, who didn't look interested at all. Arsenal got an attack out of it and I was dead worried they'd score and Rashford would be torn apart.At some point Ole put him as our furthest player up front with little to no defensive responsibility — to chase those quick long balls forward (like the almost routine Lindelöf - Rashford link)… this, coupled with his injury had certainly changed his playing style.
Saying all that, I can’t imagine any reason for him to slack off like that now. Especially since we already play with Ronaldo, who is already not pressing & running enough… but at least Ronaldo consistently contributes goals. Hopefully Rangnick will explain him the difference.
Don’t let facts get in the way of your opinion thereHe’s been back for well over a month at this point at had plenty of games. This isn’t him being rusty with his finishing or his touch, it’s a complete waste of a player that isn’t taking anyone on and isn’t creating nor getting into great positions to score. He’s just kind of there, and even then not doing much running when we aren’t on the ball.
Players are almost never 100% fit, most of them carry knocks/minor injuries etc. As for the shoulder — it’s a weird argument about England. He wasn’t any more or any less injured when he was playing for United at the end of that season. If you take out United bias or the power of hindsight (knowing how little did Southgate use him during the tournament), why would he need to have surgery instead of playing for England when he had neglected it playing for United?This version of Rashford has been with us now for quite some time. The excuse of being injured never sat right with me given he still considered himself fit enough to go away with England at the Euros instead of getting his shoulder sorted. I've alway doubted the narrative that he was struggling through games, performance compromised. United are certainly not the best run club by any stretch, but I'm incredulous that a player would be picked that is not at at least 90% fitness, that is gross professional negligence.
And so here we are, shoulder issue addressed, and exactly no change in performance levels.
Apart from being able to strike the ball well and run with the ball at pace, he does not have the broad technical skillset or football intelligence required for top level football. Now unfortunately, he appears a bit disillusioned for whatever reason, maybe he feels unable to affect games anymore, that his limitations are getting found out, who knows, but he's giving the impression of someone who has fallen out of love with their profession.
I still think he could be a useful impact player for us, and I'm hopeful he might find a new lease of life under RR, we'll see I guess, but I think Greenwood should be looking at this situation and mentally commiting to a more commited defensive side to his game, the position is there to be won.
Yeah, sure I understand the nature of niggles, but likewise, most players won't come out and declare that a niggling injury is the reason for their sub par performances for months, as Rashford elected to do.Players are almost never 100% fit, most of them carry knocks/minor injuries etc. As for the shoulder — it’s a weird argument about England. He wasn’t any more or any less injured when he was playing for United at the end of that season. If you take out United bias or the power of hindsight (knowing how little did Southgate use him during the tournament), why would he need to have surgery instead of playing for England when he had neglected it playing for United?
How much did that shoulder injury affected his performance matter is not something that I can say with competence, but it makes sense that it would affect his running if you can’t move your shoulder properly. He has no excuses now though.