Jamie Carragher compares Manchester United star Marcus Rashford to fellow Red Devil Anthony Martial
According to the Mirror, football pundit Jamie Carragher criticized our attacking winger Marcus Rashford for his recurring poor performances and compared him to another struggling Red Devils ace, Anthony Martial.
In the eyes of Jamie Carragher, Rashford’s leadership responsibilities at Manchester United are not being met. The struggling forward delivered a performance against Newcastle that was deemed ‘unacceptable’.
Carragher criticised the United winger for not fulfilling his leadership responsibilities as a local player who grew up in Manchester. He also drew a comparison to Martial, suggesting that the French forward lacks passion for the club.
“A foreign player who comes in, hasn’t done the business, doesn’t care. Marcus Rashford is now looking like Antony Martial. As a local player it’s your job to drag those players up and what he did last night was not enough.”
Rashford secured a new contract worth £300,000 per week earlier this year summer, ensuring his stay at United until 2028. However, his performance this season has significantly declined compared to the high standards he set last campaign.
Rashford had an exceptional first season under Erik ten Hag, scoring an impressive 30 goals in 56 games for the Red Devils across all competitions. There was a glimmer of hope that the 26-year-old would finally start delivering consistent top-class performances for Manchester United. Unfortunately, his form has since fallen off a cliff.
Nevertheless, there is ample opportunity for growth, given Rashford’s undeniable talent. Achieving a tally of 30 goals in a single season is no small feat. To salvage their 2023-24 campaign, United must effectively utilise their strikers. The sooner Rashford rediscovers his touch, the easier things will be for Erik ten Hag.
On the other hand, throughout the last four seasons, Martial’s goal tally have been underwhelming across various competitions. This has led to widespread criticism of the forward, who was acquired in 2015 for a significant fee of £58 million.
There is little debate that the Frenchman has had more downs than ups in a United jersey. Unless Rashford steps up his game, he too could follow in the same lines.
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Whether it is a lack of motivation or just fatigue, Rashford’s lack of effort smarts of a player not interested in putting the hard miles in. It is imperative that Ten Hag and his team get to the bottom of the issue and resurrect one of English football’s brightest talents.