Manchester United have won their opening two Premier League games but Jose Mourinho has a few issues that he needs to confront before their match against Leicester City next week. One is Marcus Rashford’s finishing.
While the 19-year-old strikes fear into the hearts of opposing defenders, his finishing leaves a lot to be desired. Put through on goal in the first half, he spurned an opportunity by attempting to dink when he should have slotted.
Lukas Fabianski didn’t go down and caught the ball with ease. It follows Rashford wasting similar chances in the win over West Ham and the UEFA Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid. Clearly, it’s a flaw in his game.
It’s surprising that this has developed into a problem because when Rashford first broke into the United team his finishing was impeccable. Perhaps it’s a side-effect of being played out on the wing so much last season.
Better with Martial?
Last week, Anthony Martial came off the bench against West Ham and managed to score and bag an assist in 12 minutes. Mourinho may start to consider if Martial is a better option from the start than Rashford.
Welbeckitis there from Rashford. Had a decent half and not getting fair calls from ref Moss but his finishing remains an issue. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) August 19, 2017
Marcus Rashford is going to be a fantastic player, but he really needs to start finishing off those one-on-ones. Lack of a clinical edge.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) August 19, 2017
Finished the one v one poorly v Real and now he’s missed another with an awful decision to chip. Rashford really needs to improve finishing.
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) August 19, 2017
Hasn’t quite happened for him yet, but Marcus Rashford is without a doubt the brightest attacking spark on this pitch. #MUFC
— Sam Tighe 🐯 (@stighefootball) August 19, 2017
This is the difference between martial and rashford.
Ice cold killer
— kenna (@kennagq) August 19, 2017
Fuck Rashford…. this is what I want to see. Composure. And fuck Mourinho too.
— RS⁶ (@pog6ah) August 19, 2017