Marcus Rashford Admits Manchester United Struggling to React to Difficult Situations
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has admitted that the team are struggling to adjust and adapt to situations during a game, which has led to matches going from bad to worse.
The Red Devils are in a dire run of form, losing their last three games and four of their last five, piling the pressure on manager Erik ten Hag.
United have conceded 10 goals in their last three outings and Rashford admits they need to ‘tighten up a few things in defensive organisation’ but also says the whole team are not thinking on their feet enough.
Rashford: We’re Struggling to Adjust
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.
‘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.’
Red Devils Have Chance to Turn Things Around
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 have been struggling to adjust and adapt to difficult situations during games, which has led to them losing their last three matches. Marcus Rashford has admitted that the team need to tighten up defensively, but also need to think on their feet more in order to react better when games don’t go as expected. The Red Devils have the chance to start turning things around when they face Burnley on Saturday night.