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The less said about Marcus Rashford’s 2021/22 season at Manchester United, the better.
In the previous campaign, Rashford was pretty deadly, finishing with 11 goals and 11 assists to his name in Premier League action.
But this time around, the England international has been woeful at best, despite returning to full fitness after undergoing surgery to fix a shoulder issue at the start of the season.
Rashford completed the full 90 minutes just three times in the Premier League, mustering only five goals and two assists in 32 appearances.
For a player with his undeniable talent, that’s a pretty shocking return.
Rashford’s performances, combined with questionable on-pitch body language, have resulted in many debating whether the 23-year-old is actually good enough to be a starter at United moving forward.
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 22: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on May 22, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)
“He’s just not quite good enough for Manchester United, Marcus Rashford. That’s all it is,” Carragher said on the end of season edition of The Overlap. “That’s it, he’s not quite good enough for Manchester United. He’s Tottenham or Arsenal [level].”
Carragher does know Spurs and Arsenal finished ahead of United this season, right?
Gary Neville was certainly not happy with his Sky Sports colleague’s claim. He hit back by saying: “He’s proven he’s good enough.”
Neville then stated that he “couldn’t let Carragher get away” with his Rashford claims.
“That’s like saying Divock Origi is not good enough for Liverpool, or Xherdan Shaqiri isn’t good enough for Liverpool,” Neville added.
Carragher decided to bring an end to the debate by admitting: “OK he’d be a squad player. He’s not good enough to be in the first XI to win Manchester United the big trophies, he’s just a level below that.”
Check out the segment here…
Video: Neville & Carragher debate Rashford at Man Utd
If Rashford remains at Old Trafford beyond this summer, which is far from a certainty, the onus will be on Erik ten Hag to get him back somewhere close to his best.
That will not be an easy task whatsoever, as Rashford has looked bereft of confidence for the best part of 12 months.
Over to you, Erik.
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