‘He’s really f***ing me off’: Manchester United fans furiously question Marcus Rashford’s desire during FA Cup clash with Aston Villa after he failed to turn in Mason Greenwood’s saved shot, as Dion Dublin says he looks ‘disheartened’
Manchester United fans were left fuming with Marcus Rashford during their FA Cup third round clash with Aston Villa, with the forward looking ‘disheartened’ during the game at Old Trafford.
Ralf Rangnick’s men managed to survive against Villa in the Cup clash with Scott McTominay breaking the deadlock early on.
But when United had the chance to put the game to bed during the second half, Rashford appeared to give up during a golden opportunity on the break.
Marcus Rashford was the target of Manchester United fan fury during Monday’s FA Cup clash
As Greenwood was sent through on goal, Rashford ran up in support of his team-mate with Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez the final man to beat.
Greenwood ignored Rashford and instead decided to shoot, with his shot being spilled by the Argentine. However, fans were left seething when Rashford appeared to refuse to follow up the opportunity, allowing Martinez to calmly collect the ball.
Furious United fans took to Twitter to voice their disapproval of their academy graduate, with one supporter saying that Rashford’s perceived lack of desire was ‘f**king him off’.
They wrote: ‘Rashford is f**king me off. Don’t give a f**k if he’s from Manchester and came through the academy he looks like he doesn’t wanna be there.’
Others agreed, left bemused at his performance on Monday evening.
‘How on earth is Marcus Rashford still on this pitch. Every single person watching the match can see he’s struggling beyond belief. Rangnick must be seeing something different,’ another fan tweeted.
One United supporter called for others to start ahead of Rashford in future, saying it was ‘baffling’ how he lasted so long.
‘See how hungry Elanga and Lingard were when they came on? Players like that should be starting. How Rashford lasted so long again is baffling. Hopefully beat these again on Saturday, but we’ll need to play better than that,’ they tweeted.
Dion Dublin claimed the United forward looked ‘disinterested’ throughout the game.
‘If Rashford is on his front foot there, he’s got a tap-in,’ Dublin said. ‘It looked like he didn’t want to get himself a simple goal. If he continues his run at pace, he’s got a side-foot. He looks disheartened, I haven’t seen him smile in a long time.’
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