McAvennie: 'Something is not right' with Marcus Rashford after Man United latest
Frank McAvennie has claimed “something is not right” with Marcus Rashford despite the fact the Man United forward has impressed this season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former West Ham striker suggested the 24-year-old has focused too heavily on politics in recent years.
Rashford was left out of United’s travelling squad for the Europa League game against Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday (15 September).
As quoted by the BBC (14 September), Erik ten Hag said the forward is out with a muscle injury.
The Red Devils boss did not give a timescale on the England international’s return but expects it to be “quite soon”.
When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Rashford’s form, McAvennie said: “He’s left out so of course everyone’s making a big thing about it.
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“The thing is he’s been playing alright. They put him up front again. I knew in his first couple of games for Man United he was different class then all of a sudden he’s not.
“I like seeing players fighting for the club. It doesn’t matter if you grew up supporting the club, they’re paying you a hell of a lot of money, surely you should be fighting for that club and fighting for the fans, you don’t see enough of that. That annoys me.
“There’s so many people taking money out the club and not putting much back in it. I think he’s a talent but ever since he got involved with the government he’s not really kicked a ball. He did brilliantly for the country but he needs to get back to football now, that’s what his job is.
“I’d hate to see him leave on a low note and then go and do it at another club. He’s got the talent but there’s something not right there.“