Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has informed Marcus Rashford he ought to use the criticism he’s at present receiving as “extra motivation”, having solely scored as soon as in eight appearances thus far this season.
“Every player isn’t guaranteed their place,” Saha informed Betfred. “It doesn’t matter about what occurred final season, what your potential is or what your standing is, it is advisable to work laborious week in, week out.
“Marcus is aware of this higher than anyone and he wants to return to some extent the place he’s a pacesetter with out the armband. He must show that he understands the criticism, he respects the opinions of others and that he desires to go additional.
“Sometimes you’re in a second the place your future has been put in a really secure place and there’s occasions the place gamers signal a brand new contract and it turns into troublesome for them to give attention to the precise issues.
“Marcus will need to be taking part in for England within the European Championships and this needs to be used as an additional motivation for him to carry out for Manchester United and be constant. That’s what he wants.
“The motive why he faces such a stage of criticism is due to the large potential he has. He has the potential to be a world-class participant and he all the time attracts comparisons with Kylian Mbappé.
“He must be scoring objectives each recreation and he’s able to doing so, in addition to creating possibilities for his teammates. He’s able to opening up any defence and that’s what Manchester United want him to do proper now.
“At this second, he’s displaying poor resolution making and an instance of that is that he’s dribbling at occasions when he needs to be trying to make a go as a substitute. He wants confidence and the identical will be mentioned for most of the gamers on the membership at present as a result of a lot of them going ahead aren’t making the precise selections within the ultimate third.
“In regard to questions over his capability to press and his workrate, if Marcus Rashford is scoring objectives and making the precise selections, then no one can be speaking about these items.
“His major position is to score objectives and create possibilities for his teammates. Using Cristiano Ronaldo for example, I don’t keep in mind individuals complaining about his urgent capability when he was scoring 42 objectives in a season.
“Cristiano wasn’t urgent, however the recreation has modified now. Marcus’ mission is to score objectives and open up groups, so he can’t do this and press continuous with equal effectivity.
“Marcus’ main objectives should be to have the right attitude, make the right decisions at the correct times and develop a fruitful partnership with Rasmus Højlund. When he’s not doing this, then people are going to criticise his pressing ability but I don’t believe they should focus on this.”