Latest football news: Former defender condemned Manchester United star after a lacklustre display against Aston Villa

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Latest football news: Former Manchester United man Mickey Gray has denounced the Red Devils forward Marcus Rashford after a poor display against Aston Villa. 

The 24-years-old is enduring a difficult time this season, scoring three goals and assisting only one time in 15 appearances in all competitions. The Red Devils legend Rio Ferdinand slammed the forward last time around after a disappointing performance against Wolverhampton Wanderers and now another former player has taken a dig at the Englishman’s recent displays. 

The England international started the game on Monday night against Aston Villa in the F.A Cup third round fixture at Old Trafford. The host came away victorious courtesy of the solitary goal from Scott McTominay. But, the performance wasn’t up to the mark from Ralf Rangnick’s side and Rashford displayed yet another lacklustre performance. 

Speaking with talkSports, Gray has raised question marks about Marcus Rashford’s body language and has stated that the 24-years-old’s second-half display against Steven Gerrard’s side was dreadful. He said:

“Marcus Rashford, I’m sorry, waving your arms around, but if you keep giving the ball away like that then it’s only a matter of time before you’re off this football field. It’s happened too many times this season. 

“His body language is absolutely shocking at the moment, not just from him, but from a lot of these Manchester United players. Their performance in this second half has been absolutely awful.” 

Latest football news: How can Manchester United star Marcus Rashford get back to his best? 

Latest football news: Rashford has struggled to showcase his best this season after returning from a shoulder injury. The forward had to stay out until October and started the new season without having any pre-season training. 

Meanwhile, the forward was involved in the Euro 2020 with his national team where they reached all the way to the final before losing to Italy in penalties and the 24-years-old was one of them who missed his kicks during the shoot-out. 

So, these two factors could have a big influence on the Englishman’s recent slumps. The forward is trying to force things and impress the Old Trafford faithful. But, he should simplify his game in order to regain his self-belief and confidence.

It will be interesting to see how the 24-years-old can get back to his best under Ralf Rangnick. The German boss will be hoping that Rashford will find his form as soon as possible which will help the 63-year-old to achieve all the objectives at the end of this campaign. 

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