Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, a reported Arsenal transfer target, has been playing like a child recently, according to Roy Keane, after the England striker was benched for the Red Devils’ final home game of the season. Ralf Rangnick’s team defeated Brentford 3-0 at Old Trafford, but Rashford did not play.
Mikel Arteta is looking to improve his offensive options this summer, and Rashford has been mentioned as a possible target for the Spaniard, despite the 24-year-old’s poor play this season. He has scored just four goals in 25 Premier League games, a poor result for someone who was once regarded as the country’s most intriguing young talent.
As the Gunners try to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, it will be interesting to see if Arteta or Edu find something in him that Rangnick does not. But, prior of the Brentford encounter, Keane issued a warning to the player.
“He appears to be lacking in self-confidence.” “We’ve seen the quality before, but it’s been a year or two,” Keane stated on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football. “I go back, I think he’s taken his eye off the ball with all his off-the-field stuff, and that’s something I watch out for all the time with young players.”
“He has the experience and has played international football, but he does not mix his game and does not appear to have grown sufficiently. We’ve seen him play like a child in a few games recently, even when he’s playing through the middle. It’s as though he hasn’t been taught anything about the game.
“I believe he has lost the tiger’s eye and is attempting to reclaim it. Marcus has sort of been left behind wherever Man United wants to go. He’s been left out yet again tonight, and he’s probably sitting on the bench, thinking, ‘Where has it all gone wrong for me?’
“He can get it back; he’s demonstrated it before; yet, when you lose it, it might be difficult to recover. I believe he needs to reintroduce hunger into his game and make runs like Elanga tonight. Rashford has lost his zest for the game, which is crucial for a player. He has potential, but we aren’t seeing it.”