MARCUS RASHFORD has been criticised by fans and pundits alike after an under-par performance against Aston Villa in the FA Cup.
Fans found themselves particularly frustrated as Rashford missed out on a tap in.
Old Trafford groaned in unison as their No10 was flat-footed after a Mason Greenwood effort was parried and could have seen Rashford grab a tap-in.
At the time, Dion Dublin said on commentary: “It’s happened a couple of times tonight, Rashford just on his heels.
“If he’s on his front foot he’s got a tap-in. It just seems like he didn’t want to go and get himself a simple goal.
“He’s got a sidefoot if he continues his run. He looks quite disheartened doesn’t he? I haven’t seen him smile for a long time.
“I want to see him enjoy his football again, he’s got the world at his feet. He’s a very good footballer.”
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In the BBC studio, Alan Shearer added: “I don’t want to single out Marcus Rashford, but he’s low on confidence, we don’t know what’s going on in his personal life…
“But I just think everything looks a huge effort for him at this moment in time.
“There’s no spark there, he looks very flat.
“He started off the first five-ten minutes and I thought ‘here we go’, back to his best and had a bit of spark about him.
“But once in the first-half at the end, and then in the second-half when Greenwood cuts in from the right-hand side, he just stands still.”
Rashford, 24, missed the start of this season with a shoulder injury.
Since returning three months ago he has bagged just three goals in 14 appearances, and hasn’t scored since October.
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