Another dreadful showing for Manchester United and an overall nightmarish day for Marcus Rashford in the 2-0 defeat at West Ham United. The young English international, the only true, legitimate centre-forward/striker currently on United’s roster, blew a brilliant scoring chance, and just looked off in form all day.
It’s been a major problem all year, the inability to finish off scoring chances, and it led to Rashford becoming a top trending topic on social media, due to all the online criticism he received.
How much is Rashford on a week? pic.twitter.com/qUUuag9wLB
— Cockers (@cockers135) September 22, 2019
Man Utd are 1-0 down away at West Ham.
After Marcus Rashford's injury, Juan Mata is the only player on the pitch who's ever hit double-figure league goals in a season. pic.twitter.com/T9aq27PIgj
— bet365 (@bet365) September 22, 2019
Then, to add injury to insult, Rashford was subbed off in the 61′ and replaced by Jesse Lingard. Now there’s a full blown injury crisis at United, especially in the attacking positions.
What will OGS do now when it comes to centre-forward selection? There are not fit strikers on the roster, and the decision this summer to sell Romelu Lukaku, without getting a replacement, seems about as boneheaded as possible right now.
Jesse Lingard is now playing centre-forward for Manchester United.
Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood are all now injured. #WHUMUN
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) September 22, 2019
Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation.