Manchester United supporters were least impressed with the performance of Marcus Rashford during Saturday’s FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea. The Red Devils came into the game with the better run of league form but they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat after Eden Hazard scored from the penalty spot in the 22 minute.
Following the match, a number of United players were slated for their average showing in the Cup final but Rashford was a particular target for a section of the fans after he failed to create anything upfront. Barring one opportunity against goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in the second period, Rashford was more or restricted to chances from outside the box before he was substituted for Romelu Lukaku in the 73rd minute.
Think Marcus Rashford should be happy that the England squad has already been confirmed. 45 minutes he’ll want to forget.
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) May 19, 2018
Rashford has been awful for weeks, to see him play like this was expected sadly. Martial’s not even had a shot. His only major game as a no.9 this season was away vs Everton and he scored a beauty. Rashford may be more hardworking but not close to as talented as Martial.
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) May 19, 2018
I’d genuinely sell Rashford.
— Jaydn (@JaydnMUFC) May 19, 2018
I get that Rashford is only 20 but he's been shocking recently and he was terrible again today. Especially in the 1st half. Where's the player he was when he made his breakthrough? He looks ruined at the minute. #MUFC
— Dan Jones ?? (@DanMUFC31) May 19, 2018
Mourinho is blameworthy for United’s drudgery but he is not responsible for Rashford wandering yesterday. Lost count of the amount of times Young was in a crossing position and the only man in the box was Sanchez. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) May 20, 2018
Both Rashford and Anthony Martial were impressive for United during the first half of the season where they were competing alongside each other for the left-wing position. However, following the turn of the year, the pair had to contend with the additional competition from winter signing Alexis Sanchez and this has pretty much hampered their performances.
Rashford did very little to impress Jose Mourinho during his short stint upfront in Lukaku’s injury absence and his poor positioning and finishing is something which the Portuguese surely needs to resolve prior to the start of the 2018/19 season.