Marcus Rashford It is ruthlessly criticized for failing to comply Mason GreenwoodManchester United’s 1-0 FA Cup win over Aston Villa.
Scott McTominay brilliantly connected with Fred in the opening 10 minutes to lead United in Monday’s third round clash.
However, Ralph Rangnick’s men fought hard to get the result as Villa United pressed on during the fierce FA Cup tie at Old Trafford.
Steven Gerrard’s Villa had the ball twice at United’s net early in the second period, but they were out on both occasions.
The 24-year-old United forward missed one of his best chances after striking Emiliano Martinez with a sharp angle.
And Rashford’s performance for United was shortened after showing little desire to bounce back on the follow-up opportunity given by Greenwood’s shot.
Greenwood played in the second half and Villa No. 1 refused their try, with Martinez pushing the ball away from him.
Rashford did not waste any energy trying to be the first to loose ball, and Martinez struggled to secure it immediately after failing to hold the ball.
It would have been a target if Cristiano were there. Two selfish idiots who are blindly kicking the ball at goalpost and awaiting a goal cannot get along well. This is why Cristiano is played and not others. pic.twitter.com/Va6sYfSGWc
– Jay (@jayfactos) January 11, 2022
The England international has not scored in his last 11 matches and has failed to find the back of the net since United’s 3-0 win over Tottenham last October.
Rangnik pulled Rashford into the second half late in the match and was replaced by Anthony Elanga.
United interim manager Rashford defended after his wasted chances and said he “didn’t see the problem” because of his efforts and training.
“He’s been trying hard and doing well in training the last couple of days,” Rangnick said.
“It is important for strikers to score goals. Marcus is good at scoring but as long as he tries and coaches well, I don’t see a problem.