Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick sends message to Marcus Rashford

Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick has sent a message to Marcus Rashford after the Englishman’s latest poor display.

Rashford was brought on for the final 35 minutes of United’s draw with Leicester on Saturday evening but struggled to have any sort of impact.

This means Rashford has now scored just five and assisted two in 27 outings across all competitions this term, with said form also seeing Rashford dropped from the latest England squad.

Now, when speaking after Leicester, Ralf Rangnick has urged the 24-year-old to rediscover his confidence:

"I don’t think that [the changes to the team] had any effect on the rhythm of the game in the first half but when we realised after 55 minutes that we need a goal we brought on Marcus for Scotty,” Rangnick said.

"He had a yellow card, otherwise I wouldn’t have taken him off, but with a yellow card I think it was the right decision to take him off.

"Marcus, it’s no secret that he is not having his best time right now, it has to do with rhythm and confidence as well, yeah, again it’s our job to help him to get this confidence back and that is why I decided to bring him on.

"In the end he has to do it himself obviously, but the only thing we can do is speak to him regularly and tell him what we expect from him and what he should do.

"The rest has to be done by himself. There are quite a few examples this season of players, some of them are still here with us and one or two of them are no longer here, have shown that it is possible to develop within a couple of weeks a level of confidence where you can be a different player again. "We all know that Marcus can play better, but again in the end the steps he has to take himself."

Manchester United’s top-four hopes gone?

The Red Devils took on the Foxes in Saturday’s late Premier League kick-off, and put on another subpar display.

Leicester would take the lead in the game after 63 minutes, before Fred brought United back on level terms three minutes later.

The game went on to finish 1-1 and has, especially if Arsenal beat Crystal Palace on Monday evening, all but needed United’s top-four hopes.

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Josh Barker

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