For the primary time in his Manchester United profession, Marcus Rashford‘s performances have began to garner widespread criticism from supporters.
The 20-year-old might have wrapped issues up in opposition to Bristol Metropolis and Leicester with higher determination making on the ball, dropping possession having been launched on aim, and he fully disappeared in the course of the 2-2 draw with Burnley.
Such an agonising malaise has led to many people forgetting that Rashford, first and full-most, continues to be younger, and has expertise in abundance, claiming 9 objectives and 7 assists this season already.
And with that in thoughts, here’s a potential XI for the conflict with Southampton on Saturday that includes Rashford up entrance.
Romelu Lukaku regarded stifled and jaded on Boxing Day and will do with a relaxation having began each Premier League recreation thus far this season, whereas Anthony Martial – who has recovered from a knee damage – returns to the left hand facet.
This lays the platform for Rashford, regardless of his fixed presence on the left hand facet beneath Mourinho, to return to extra acquainted environment, the function that propelled him to stardom within the first place: an opportunity to burst in behind defenders, flick the ball out huge, chase misplaced causes, assert himself within the field.
Some supporters should be reminded of Rashford’s pure brilliance, and a spot up high in opposition to Southampton looks as if the proper time.