Marcus Rashford – The Rising Star of Man Utd
During the previous season, Marcus Rashford proved his worth as the main striker for Man Utd. He scored an impressive 17 goals in the Premier League alone.
After Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, Rashford emerged as the sole hope in Man Utd’s attack.
Not only delivering impressive performances on the field, but Rashford also embraced the mature mindset of an academy-raised player.
Recognizing his talent and potential, Man Utd rewarded the English forward with a new contract in July. Rashford’s weekly salary increased to £375,000, 1.5 times higher than his previous £250,000 per week salary. This makes him the highest-paid player at the club, surpassing Jadon Sancho and Casemiro.
However, since then, Rashford’s form has plummeted. After scoring against North Macedonia on June 19, he only managed to find the back of the net again in September (excluding England and Man Utd official matches).
The forward was visibly frustrated when he was substituted during the match against Tottenham in August.
Rashford’s only goal in the Premier League so far came against Arsenal, marking his only appearance on the scoresheet.
In addition to his goal-scoring struggles, Rashford has only provided 3 assists for his teammates.
Despite his recent poor form, HLV Erik Ten Hag has expressed confidence in Rashford’s ability to bounce back.
However, achieving only 2 goals in the past 4 months is a forgettable statistic for the talented player, and there are no signs of improvement as Man Utd continues to decline.