Manchester United: Marcus Rashford’s discomfort is growing


By: Manu Tournoux

Erik ten Hag has not only made friends since his arrival on the Manchester United bench. Quickly, the Dutch technician opposed the star of the locker room, Cristiano Ronaldo. He didn’t do him any favors and didn’t hesitate to sideline him when his behavior wasn’t appropriate. Finally, the Portuguese left the Red Devils during the winter of 2023 to join Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia. Then, ETH attacked another player on his team: Jadon Sancho. Brilliant in the Borussia Dortmund jersey, the Englishman experienced many difficulties at Man U.

At odds with his coach, the player, who had to resolve problems linked to his mentality, no longer played from August. For his own good and that of his club, he was sent on loan to BVB. He therefore left the coach’s position as head coach free. But this was recovered by Marcus Rashford. The Sun reveals this Thursday that the Englishman and his trainer hardly speak to each other anymore. Some club employees even told the British tabloid that the relationship between the two men is “irreparable“.

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However, everything started well. The former Ajax coach wanted to support and move forward with the 26-year-old footballer. Last year, he appeared 56 times in all competitions, including 46 times as a starter. He scored 29 goals and provided 9 assists. This season, he started 27 of the 32 games in which he participated. He also scored 5 goals and gave 5 assists. If his statistics are a little worse than last year, it is above all his attitude which upsets Ten Hag. The latter feels betrayed by the player since his night out in Belfast last month.

Rashford was out partying until the early hours even though he was due to train a few hours later. This angered his coach, who felt that the Englishman had lied to him by trying to make him believe that he had gone out the day before. All this while having indicated to the club, one day before his famous evening, that he was ill. His attitude is finding it increasingly difficult to go over with Ten Hag, who had already called him to order last October when he celebrated his birthday in Manchester city center a few hours after the defeat against Man City at home (3-0).

Everyone is worried

Despite this, he is forced to play the England international, since he notably has to do without Rasmus Hojlund (injured). Last night, he therefore included Rashford in his starting XI during the match against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup. Despite the 1-0 victory, the striker did not make a good impression. THE Daily Mailwho gave it a score of 5.5, was not impressed.
“Guilty of missing the target on 2 chances he would have converted last season. He wanted a penalty in the second half after being elbowed in the ribs, but he never managed to get it.

Like the English media, Alan Shearer was very critical of the BBC. “Come on Marcus, get up. Stop waving your arms (on the penalty not called, editor’s note). He must do better. Sometimes I don’t like his body language. He’s trying to send a message to the fans, it’s not my fault. As an individual, you must take responsibility for your actions on the field from time to time. You have to get up and continue. Marcus Rashford has yet to send the right message to fans with his body language and at times this season he has not done that. He gets frustrated.” And he’s obviously not the only one…

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