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Man Utd fans vent frustration after Marcus Rashford wastes tap-in as Dion Dublin voices concern for ‘disheartened’ star


MARCUS RASHFORD has been criticised by fans and pundits alike after an under-par performance against Aston Villa in the FA Cup.

Manchester United scraped past Steven Gerrard’s side 1-0 at Old Trafford.

Marcus Rashford wasn't at his brilliant best tonight

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Marcus Rashford wasn’t at his brilliant best tonightCredit: EPA

But fans found themselves frustrated as Rashford missed out on a tap in.

Old Trafford groaned in unison as their No10 was flat-footed after a Mason Greenwood effort that could have seen Rashford grab a tap-in.

At the time, Dion Dublin said on commentary: “It’s happened a couple of times tonight, Rashford just on his heels.

“If he’s on his front foot he’s got a tap-in. It just seems like he didn’t want to go and get himself a simple goal.

“He’s got a sidefoot is he continues his run. He looks quite disheartened doesn’t he, I haven’t seen him smile for a long time.

“I want to see him enjoy his football again, he’s got the world at his feet. He’s a very good footballer.”

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In the BBC studio, Alan Shearer added: “I don’t want to single out Marcus Rashford, but he’s low on confidence, we don’t know what’s going on in his personal life…

“But I just think everything looks a huge effort for him at this moment in time.

“There’s no spark there, he looks very flat.

“He started off the first five-ten minutes and I thought ‘here we go’, something back to his best and had a bit of spark about him.

“But once in the first-half at the end, and then in the second-half when Greenwood cuts in from the right-hand side, he just stands still.

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