Gary Neville criticises Marcus Rashford’s performance vs Chelsea for this reason

Manchester United legend-turned-pundit Gary Neville has criticised Marcus Rashford after he failed to convert an early chance in the Premier League defeat to Chelsea.

The England international received the perfect cross from Ashley Young in the early minutes of the game, but he headed effort over the bar – with Thibaut Courtois rushing out from goal.

United therein struggled to attain dominate proceedings with the Blues going on to seal a 1-0 victory – courtesy of a bullet header from Alvaro Morata in the second-half.

Speaking after the match, Neville was not pleased with the striker’s composure after he saw the opposition goalkeeper charge towards him, he told Sky Sports h/t M.E.N: “Oh Marcus. You’ve closed your eyes, because you’ve thought the keeper is coming to hit you. If he just concentrates, doesn’t worry about the goalkeeper, he scores. Never would have had Marcus Rashford down as someone who would shirk it or close his eyes thinking he would get a knock.”

Rashford has notched just two headed-goals in his short professional career, but he has plenty of time to hone his skills after having just celebrated his 20th birthday.

The young forward has not quite provided a dominating presence with his height, but the supporters will hope that he develops this aspect of his game under Jose Mourinho.

Rashford is currently with the England national side who are scheduled to host prestigious friendlies against World Cup holders Germany and five-time winners Brazil during the international break.

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