Fabrizio Romano: Manchester United not concerned by Marcus Rashford drop in form

There’s a lot of panic surrounding Manchester United right now. You can put it down to multiple reasons like Erik ten Hag’s second season starting abysmally, the uncertainty over the takeover, and how we’ve already got a worrying long list of injured players.

One player plenty of criticism is Marcus Rashford.

Football journalist Fabrizio Romano has attempted to explain why Rashford’s form has taken such a dip this season.

Perhaps more worrying has been Rashford’s body language – at times – during games this season. Then again, I would argue that he’s at least creating chances and other weeks they would end up in the back of the net. We shouldn’t forget that he scored 30 goals last season.

Writing his exclusive column for Caught Offside, Romano suggested the poor form of the whole United team was likely to be affecting Rashford. He also insists that sources close to the club are not concerned about the forward’s form of lack of goals.

“Some fans have asked me about Marcus Rashford – he’s had a noticeable dip in form after playing so well last season, and also his body language hasn’t always seemed very positive.

“Obviously it’s not been an easy start to the season for Manchester United in general, and we tend to notice more when it’s a star player like Rashford not performing, but from what I’m hearing from everyone close to the player and the club, he is trying his best, and it’s felt that it is just a matter of time before we see him back to his best level.

“There is no panic, no alert, from those with an understanding of how things are looking in United training sessions. It’s not an easy moment for him or the club in general, but everyone is calm and patient, and the expectation is that Rashford will be back to being the player we’ve come to know before too long.

“Remember as well that United have so many injuries at the moment, almost nothing is going for them so I think it’s normal that this can have an impact on how the rest of the team plays, including Rashford.”

On his day, Rashford is one of the best attacking players the Premier League has to offer.

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