11 Jan 2022 | 00:49 | Football
There is a big problem with the British attacking players on the MU payroll . The match against Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup is the most specific example. The duo of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood made everyone extremely disappointed. The two suddenly became greedy, lazy, lack of ideas and really put on a meager performance.
Coach Ralf Rangnick was patient with Marcus Rashford until the 86th minute, but still had to make a decision to make a substitution. The English striker expressed frustration throughout the match. This was a below average game for Marcus Rashford.
Especially in Mason Greenwood’s 74th minute kick. Normally, Rashford needs to come in to get ready for a back kick. But instead, the striker wearing the number 10 shirt stood furiously because his juniors did not pass, missing a clear opportunity to eat.
Rashford’s body language indicates that the striker is very upset with his current situation. Rashford’s superficial attitude, individual play made viewers more frustrated, in a match where MU was inherently very bad. For example, in the above situation, the indifferent and lazy attitude of the “R10” version of the error highlighted a dilemma at MU under Rangnick: The attitude of the players.
Not only Marcus Rashford but Mason Greenwood is also in a similar situation. This young player is so greedy that he kicks the ball bluff. As soon as the ball reached Greenwood’s feet, the 20-year-old immediately slams the ball towards Aston Villa’s goal and takes a lot of kicks, but never really causes difficulties or is a decision that makes sense given the context. of the situation.
The rivalry between the English players?
Also because of Greenwood’s greed, Rashford showed anger. And as a result, Rashford retaliated against his close brother: In the 45+3 minute, MU had a dangerous counter-attack, if Rashford stretched early for Greenwood, this was almost certainly the second goal of the team. host. But Rashford tried to lead the ball to find a chance to finish, when almost the end of the corner, he stretched and was stopped by the visitors’ defender.
In the Manchester Evening News, former England player John Barnes once expressed concern about the influence of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Jadon Sancho on MU’s play. Obviously, the performance of this trio is far below the qualities they are considered to possess.
And the greed that these players have shown seems to be related to their ability to participate in the 2022 World Cup final with England. The ability to wear the “Three Lions” shirt is making MU’s young players selfish when they need to score points in the eyes of coach Gareth Southgate.
To lead to this “wave frequency deviation”, the main reason is the tactical rigidity of coach Ralf Rangnick when he could not create a good enough environment for all to develop together. MU is still having to rely on veterans like Ronaldo or Cavani on attack, and the role of Rashford, Greenwood or Sancho is becoming increasingly blurred.
Take a look at Man City: Although Kevin de Bruyne is a superstar, other factors such as Bernardo Silva, Gundogan, Grealish, Foden, Torres… all play their role in attack. Assuming the £100 million Grealish comes to MU, now, the English midfielder is just a backup for Bruno Fernandes.
December 11th, 2021
December 11th, 2021