Manchester United star Marcus Rashford reportedly told club managers that he was committed to the club despite his off-field actions and alarming loss of form. The English national team player has only scored three goals this season. And his poor performance against Aston Villa on Monday means he has now played 11 games without finding the net.
Manchester United thought Rashford would return to match significantly improved after the 24-year-old underwent shoulder surgery back this summer.
But even though the English national team player scored goals against Leicester and Atalanta, he is still working.
Rashford was a big weak link for United on Monday night against Aston Villa, where the English national team player delivered a subdued performance.
According to the Daily Star, he has now had crunchy conversations with club managers.
During those talks, Rashford apparently made it clear that he was fully committed to the club at this time.
But amid some worries that his off-field work is starting to affect his current form, he also insisted he was determined to continue his charity work.
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With the club’s problems worsening, he may be forgiven for considering whether there are better adventures out there.
But Rashford retaliated by saying, “I read something earlier that said I had been quiet here, but what can I say that will do it better than show you all on the field?
“We have all been disappointed with the recent performances and we have been equally disappointed with the news coverage that questions our commitment to not only the manager and the coaching staff but also the club.
“I have infinite respect for both and I look forward to improving my game under the staff of Manchester United.
“I’m not sulking, I’m not unhappy, am I disappointed in some of my recent achievements? Of course I am.
“I’m my own biggest critic. It’s been a tough start, but I’m determined to prove my worth.
“My commitment and my desire to be here should never be in doubt. I love this club.”
Rangnick was quizzed at Rashford after the player’s problems against Villa.
But the German insisted he saw no problems with the English star and insisted he justified a place on his team based on training.
“I actually do not know,” he said when asked why Rashford was having a hard time.
“I think he’s trying hard. In training he did well the last few days, so he was quite right in start-11.
“I think we found him quite often in the first half, but we also tried to get him into the field.
“In the second half it was not so often the case and therefore at the end of the match I decided to make two changes with Anthony Elanga and Jesse Lingard.
“It was very important to advance to the next round. Yes (confidence is important) especially for attackers – it is important that they score goals to and from that there are moments of success.
“Of course it would be good, for example for Marcus, if he could score a goal, but as long as he tries, as long as he trains well, I do not see the big problem.”