Manchester United: Martial should have been given up a few years ago, Rashford’s performance is not worthy of his weekly salary

“Manchester Evening News” wrote an article about Martial and Rashford.

Martial and Rashford were both replaced in the 61st minute of Manchester United’s match against Newcastle. Their dismissal also made many fans breathe a sigh of relief. I don’t understand why Martial can start in this game. A normal club should have given up on a player like Martial a few years ago. Mourinho opened the door in the summer of 2018, but Joel Glazer and Ed Woodward closed it. Martial was handed a five-and-a-half-year contract 44 days after Mourinho was sacked.

Martial and Rashford were both potential stars for Manchester United, and they both left impressive performances in their first appearances. Now they are no longer young, but their performance has not improved much. Rashford has surpassed the 20-goal mark in three seasons, while Martial has only once, and Martial should have been eliminated a few years ago. Rashford used to be Manchester United’s main source of goals, but so far this season, he has only scored 2 goals in the league.

In addition, the salary issue is also the focus of people’s current attention. Rashford is at his best in the 2022-23 season, helping Manchester United return to the Champions League with 30 goals. Currently, his weekly salary is £325,000. In December 1999, Keane threatened to terminate his contract with Manchester United and later became the first player in the history of British football to earn a weekly salary of 50,000 pounds. In addition, Rashford is also dissatisfied with his position being occupied by Garnacho, but judging from the facts, Garnacho is currently a more suitable choice for the left than Rashford.

Ten Hag must take responsibility for Rashford’s performance, having not given up on him all season. Ten Hag said at the pre-match press conference that Rashford likes to play on the right. But everyone knows that Rashford’s favorite position is still on the left. Ten Hag also began to become indecisive when making substitutions. When Ten Hag publicly argued with Martial during Manchester United’s game against Newcastle, people seemed to begin to understand Sancho.

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