By Alan Hutton

11th Jan, 2022 | 8:00pm

Pundit slams 'dangerous' Rashford after Man United training reveal

Alan Hutton has suggested Marcus Rashford is “unhappy” at Manchester United after failing to impress against Aston Villa.

The former Villa defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted the 24-year-old “went off the boil” at Old Trafford.

Rashford started and played 85 minutes in Man United’s 1-0 FA Cup win on Monday.

As quoted by Sky Sports after the game (11 January), manager Ralf Rangnick confessed he does not know why Rashford is struggling.

The German manager revealed the attacker is performing well in training and working hard.

Hutton suggested a lack of confidence and happiness could be to blame.

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Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “It’s a difficult one to try and work out. I thought the first five, ten minutes, Manchester United were going to be really dangerous.

“They held their width really well, with Rashford on one side and Greenwood on the other. The two of them looked dangerous as they tried to create spaces behind the back four of Aston Villa.

“He (Rashford) went off the boil. Things weren’t really dropping for him.

“Probably the biggest concern for me is that he is not really playing with a smile on his face. He doesn’t look happy. When you’re unhappy in the situation or the team that you’re playing with, it affects your performances.

“We know about his injuries and that he has had dips in form. That is fine. You can see players, when they come back, running about and working really hard.

“But it just really doesn’t look happy to me at the moment and nothing’s really coming off for him. It’s a real shame because we all know how talented he actually is.”

Rashford has played 15 times for Manchester United this season.

He has started four times in five appearances since Rangnick took charge.

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