Marcus Rashford reveals Manchester United’s biggest problem in dire run of form
Manchester United are in a dire run of form, having lost their last three games and four of their last five, piling the pressure on manager Erik ten Hag. Star forward Marcus Rashford believes the Red Devils are struggling to adjust and adapt to situations during a game, which has led to matches going from bad to worse.
Rashford admits the team need to ‘tighten up a few things in defensive organisation’ but also says the whole team are not thinking on their feet enough. It suggests something of a lack of in-game intelligence, with Rashford saying Ten Hag’s side cannot react to matches playing out differently to how they expected.
‘The first thing is, I don’t care what role you have in the squad or management, when Man United are losing games it’s a difficult place to be,’ Rashford told MUTV. ‘From periods where we’ve been in this situation before there is only one way out. Each individual has to look themselves in the mirror and know they’ll give everything for the badge. You know you’ve got the ability or you wouldn’t be here.’
Rashford believes that United are taking too long to adjust when games don’t go as expected and this is leading to teams scoring multiple goals against them. He is doing his best to ensure everyone remains positive and is hoping a good result and performance against Burnley on Saturday night can turn things around.
‘We need to tighten up a few things in the defensive organisation from front to back and play the game. Each game requires slightly different things and at times we’re expecting a game to go one way and if it’s not, we’re struggling to adjust. That’s why I feel like if teams score one they end up scoring a second straight after, [because] we’re taking too long to adjust. But one good result and good performance can turn it around and I’m doing everything I can to make sure everyone’s not too down. I know it’s difficult and I’m not as happy as I want to be but there’s only one way to get there and that’s results.’
The Red Devils have the chance to start turning things around on Saturday night when they make the short trip to take on Burnley in the Premier League in the 8pm kick-off.
Manchester United are in a difficult period of form and Marcus Rashford believes that the team are struggling to adjust and adapt when games don’t go as expected. He believes that this is leading to teams scoring multiple goals against them and is doing his best to ensure everyone remains positive. The Red Devils have the chance to start turning things around on Saturday night when they make the short trip to take on Burnley in the Premier League in the 8pm kick-off.