Controversy Surrounding Marcus Rashford’s Footballing Abilities
Former Manchester United player, Paul Parker, has stirred up quite the storm with his recent comments regarding Marcus Rashford’s footballing skills. Rashford, coming off a stellar goalscoring season, has encountered a dry spell, scoring just once in 16 matches this campaign.
The 26-year-old forward has gone ten consecutive games without finding the back of the net and faced criticism from Erik ten Hag for celebrating his birthday after a 3-0 loss to rivals Manchester City.
Paul Parker, who made 105 appearances for the Red Devils in the ’90s, didn’t hold back in his critique of Rashford, previously labeling him as ‘selfish and petulant.’ According to Parker, “Marcus Rashford doesn’t contribute much to the team. I’ve been saying this for a while, even during his goal-scoring spree from November to April last year. He’s not a well-rounded player; he’s primarily a goal-scorer.”
The football community had been clamoring for Rashford’s contract renewal after his impressive 30-goal season. United responded by offering him a lucrative five-year deal, valued at £300,000-per-week, extending his stay until 2028.
Parker expressed his dissatisfaction with the situation, saying, “Manchester United rushed to reward him with a hefty contract, and it seems they’re not reaping the rewards they expected. In any industry, consistency should be rewarded, but he received his riches after only a few months of excellence, and it’s been inconsistent ever since.”
Rashford didn’t take these comments lightly and fired back at fan channel The United Stand, urging them to “stop spreading malicious rumors” in response to a video questioning his future at Old Trafford. The speculation surrounding Rashford’s commitment to the club has been fueled by his limited recent playing time.
The uncertainty surrounding Rashford’s role in the upcoming Champions League clash away at Copenhagen leaves fans and pundits alike pondering the direction of his career.