Criticism Mounts After 4-3 Defeat
Rashford's Performance Under Fire as Manchester United Falls to Bayern Munich
In Wednesday's match againstBayern Munich,
Marcus Rashford faced criticism for what was perceived as a lack of effort in Manchester United's 4-3 defeat. Despite providing an assist for Rasmus Hojlund's inaugural Champions League goal for United, Rashford received strong criticism from former England and Manchester City player Stuart Pearce.
The game saw Manchester United fall behind by two goals against Bayern within the first 32 minutes, with Andre Onana's error allowing Leroy Sane's shot to find the net, followed by Serge Gnabry doubling the lead. Although Hojlund managed to pull one back early in the second half, a penalty converted by Harry Kane extended Bayern's lead, and Mathys Tel's goal late in the game made Casemiro's double strike for United irrelevant.
Pearce was among those who held Rashford responsible for Manchester United's perceived lack of effort during most of the match. During the game, Pearce commented on talkSPORT, saying, "Man United is struggling because too many of their players seem to have lost their motivation. Rashford appeared to be moving sluggishly, and Casemiro wasn't giving his all either."
He further added, "I'm not sure what Onana had to say about [Harry] Maguire over the summer, but now is the time to address the entire team, not just the defense. Too many players seem to have given up, and that's a cause for concern. United is significantly behind in terms of performance, and they are fortunate that Bayern did not capitalize on it more."
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