Latest football news today: Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has condemned Marcus Rashford after a disappointing display against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Following poor performances over the past few weeks, Ralf Rangnick decided to drop the 24-years-old from the starting line-up against Bruno Lage’s side. However, the Englishman came off the bench in the second half but failed to produce his best yet again.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Vibe With Five, quoted by Express, Ferdinand has expressed his worry about Rashford’s body language and has pointed out the lack of work rate from the forward after losing possession. He said:
“Body language is an issue. Marcus Rashford comes off the bench and you are expecting him to go out there and really fly and give it some. And sometimes you see him losing the ball and the reaction to losing the ball isn’t what you want to see sometimes.
“That could be down to him not being happy not playing etc. But you’ve got to put that to one side. When you’re out of the team it’s about coming in and proving to the manager what you’re about and who you are.”
Latest football news today: Will Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford return to his best under Ralf Rangnick?
Latest football news today: After recovering from his injury, Marcus Rashford hasn’t been able to find his feet at the Old Trafford stadium this season. The Englishman is lacking confidence in front of the goal and also making bad decisions consistently in the final third of the pitch.
The 24-years-old has displayed lethargic performances in recent games and also lacked the work rate without the possession. The new manager Rangnick likes to play a high-intensity, proactive style of football. However, with the Englishman in the starting line-up, it is looking highly unlikely that the 63-year-old will be able to implement his philosophy as the United star does not want to track back and help out in defence.
So, it will be interesting to see how the German tactician will integrate the forward into his system. On the other hand, if the 24-years-old does not show any sign of improvement then he might fall way down in the pecking order at the Old Trafford stadium.
Meanwhile, after a woeful defeat against Wolverhampton, Manchester United will welcome Aston Villa in their next game in F.A Cup on 10th January. And their next game in the Premier League is against the same opposition on 15th January.