By Dominic Toner
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford played the full 90 minutes in the victory against Hull – and the club’s supporters were critical of his performance on Twitter.
The 19-year-old retained his place in the side as United recorded a 2-0 win over Hull in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg at Old Trafford.
Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini scored second-half goals as Jose Mourinho’s side took control of the tie.
Rashford has now played the last two games as the central striker and scored twice in the FA Cup win over Reading, but was unable to threaten the Hull game.
He has often been used as a winger this season, but started through the middle as regular option Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed the Hull tie through illness.
United fans voiced their frustration with Rashford after his display and feel that he struggled impact the game.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Rashford hasn't done great today, often through and wasting chances to shoot or cross
— FIGHT4MUFC (@mufc4thefans) January 10, 2017
Rashford hasn't played well
— M Tahir Siddiqui ™ (@TahirS_MUFC) January 10, 2017
Rashford very quiet huddelstone had him in his back pocket not gonna lie haha. Shame wazza didn't score that chance!
— jamie mufc gretton (@gretton123) January 10, 2017
Rashford has been really disappointing so far
— Ridge (@Ridge29Mufc) January 10, 2017
Rashford was poor today, and whenever we don't have carrick it's visible. #mufc
— ✨ (@BankerBae_) January 10, 2017
Just look at that. So frustrating from rashford.
— Sidharth (@sidharth_mufc) January 10, 2017
Agree with those saying Martial should start up front ahead of Rashford, i like and rate Rashford but fact is Martials just a better player
— Mike (@Mike87_MUFC) January 10, 2017
Rashford has emerged as an important first-team player since he made his United debut in February 2016, when he scored twice against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League.
The striker made 22 senior appearances last season and scored an impressive 11 goals in return.
He then went on to represent England at Euro 2016 and has been tipped to be a future great for the national side.
Rashford has endured a frustrating second season at Old Trafford and has scored six goals in 26 appearances.
He is now fighting for a place in Mourinho’s starting XI and will hope to recapture his form in front of goal.
In other Manchester United news, the referee has been named for the upcoming game against Liverpool.