“30 goals to 1, what’s wrong with me” groans Man Utd sign, cracks with Ten Hagh…unstoppable starter is ‘old news’
It’s a season of trials.
Marcus Rashford, Manchester United’s signature player, scored 30 goals last season and established himself as the savior of Eric ten Haag’s side. Rashford was a big part of the reason why Van Gaal’s side won the League Cup, finished runner-up in the FA Cup, and finished third in the English Premier League (EPL).
He also seamlessly filled the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo’s mid-season departure, but the new season has seen Rashford groan. “Rashford is in danger of being dropped from United’s best 11 due to his poor form,” The Sun reported on July 7.
There’s a reason. Rashford has just one goal this season. The Red Devils are off to a terrible start, losing five of their last seven games. They’re in 10th place in the EPL (9-3 L4G) and have lost two games in the Champions League 무지개토토.
United will host Brentford in the eighth round of the 2023-2024 EPL at 11 p.m. today at Old Trafford in Manchester. According to The Sun, Van Gaal is considering Alejandro Garnacho or Anthony Martial in place of Rashford.
Of course, Van Gaal hasn’t lost faith in Rashford: “It can’t always be the same. Everyone knows his qualities. We’ve seen him in a good position,” he said, adding, “He’s struggling, but it will pass. Everyone at United supports him and believes in him. I’m sure he’ll get out of his slump too.”
“When a striker is in a slump, he only needs one goal to turn it around. That time will come soon and he will be back on fire.”
But United have a long way to go. Rashford isn’t the only one who needs to bounce back.