Marcus Rashford Targeted by Mzansi Social Media After Unconvincing Man Utd Win

Marcus Rashford Targeted by Mzansi Social Media After Unconvincing Man Utd Win

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Manchester United continued its unconvincing form, this time escaping with 1-0 win against a determined Aston Villa team in the Emirates FA Cup
  • While he was just as poor as his teammates, Marcus Rashford bore the brunt of the criticism, with manager Ralf Rangnick at a loss of words about his loss of form
  • Several social media pundits are fed up with Rashford, with some of the belief that he has peaked and needs to be shown the door

South African Manchester United supporters excoriated winger Marcus Rashford in a particularly brutal assessment of the team's lucky 1-0 against Aston Villa in the Emirates FA Cup.

An early Scott McTominay header from Fred Rodrigues' cross put the Red Devils ahead at Old Trafford, but the unfancied visitors then put the home side under pressure for the rest of the match. Were it not for desperate United defending and wasteful Villans' finishing then a famous 'cupset' would have occurred.

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Marcus Rashford. Image source: Matthew Peter/Getty Images
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The Manchester Evening News was ruthless with its player ratings of the perfromances given, with Rashford receiving the lowest score of 'three'. United boss Ralf Rangnick was bemused about his alarming loss of form, telling SkySport that he could not point to why his performances had dropped off.

Either way, local football watchers were a level beyond fed up with Rashford, his teammates and indeed the manager.

@sa_michaelj said:

"Remember what I told you about Rashford? He's finished! He needs to be sold so we can fund the next player."

@tinashe10 said:

"Rashford has been terrible for the past two seasons yet people wanna put it on Ralf Rangnick..."

@MulaudziAustin said:

"Rashford is so rusty and selfish! He needs to be replaced."

@Lebogangsheldon said:

"Someone said Rashford is better off as a politician."

Harry Maguire finally speaks out, gets absolutely hammered on social media

Marcus Rashford is not the only player at Manchester United who has been the target of harsh criticism by supporters and pundits.

Under-fire captain Harry Maguire has not impressed at all this season, and has been the target of derision. As reported by Sports Brief, Maguire made a public statement via the club's website to try and calm the mood.

However, his platitudes were dismissed with disdain by former players and supporters, who demanded he do his talking on the field of play.

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