Marcus Rashford is struggling on the pitch right now with his latest display on Monday night showing a player low on form and confidence.
It has led to many supporters and pundits wondering whether Rashford needs a break, to rest physically and mentally.
Whether he is selected in Saturday’s upcoming match against Aston Villa remains to be seen, but for now, Rashford wants everybody to know he is up for the fight.
In a clear message to supporters, Rashford posted two pictures of him looking happy in today’s training session, with the photos displaying a player who from the outside looks happy enough.
Interim boss Ralf Rangnick said he was taken aback with Rashford’s poor display against Villa, and said he had been looking good behind the scenes.
Rangnick told the MEN: “He’s trying hard, he’s in training, he was doing really well in the last couple of days, that’s why he was quite rightly in the starting XI.”
A report in The Telegraph later claimed Rashford had been spending 12 hours a day at Carrington, subsequently prompting United fans to wonder whether he has simply been pushing himself too hard.
Rallying round Rashford
While there has rightly been criticism of Rashford’s performances, there has also been an equal measure of support for the England international over the past week.
A report from The Sun claimed Alan Shearer had been in touch with Rashford by phone to offer his support and guidance, which was interesting, after he had scrutinised his performance on BBC’s match coverage.
United are not taking Rashford out of the firing line for now and giving him a break from training, and to be fair, he probably wants to be around his teammates and fight through it.
There are several options to replace him in the next fixture, with Jadon Sancho returning to training this week too. Anthony Elanga is also pushing for a start after an impressive cameo against Aston Villa.
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