Jamie Redknapp has criticized Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford for his poor defending during the Red Devils’ 1-1 draw against Arsenal.
The much hyped game between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford ended in a 1-1 draw and it goes without saying that the home side would have been left extremely disappointed by the final result.
United dominated the proceedings throughout and it looked like the Red Devils would be able to claim the three points on the day after Juan Mata had given them the lead during the 69th minute of the game with a well taken finish.
To break United hearts though, Olivier Giroud came off of the bench to score the equalizer on the 89th minute and at the end, the draw would have felt more like a defeat for the Red Devils.
The goal that United conceded was certainly avoidable as Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain simply managed to brush past Marcus Rashford down the right wing to deliver the assist for Giroud and it is fair to state that the youngster could have done a lot better defensively.
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp was not particularly impressed with Rashford’s efforts to stop Oxlade-Chamberlain and following the game, the former Liverpool midfielder went on to slam the 19-year-old for letting his team down.
Redknapp told Sky Sports, “I’m a big fan of Rashford, but I don’t think he does well enough at all. When the manager entrusts you to come out and play on the left-hand side, whether you’re a forward or not, you have to do better.
“He gets beaten miles too easily. Rashford didn’t do enough I would be amazed if Jose Mourinho wasn’t telling him that in the dressing room. When you are hanging on for a win with two or three minutes to go, you have to do a job for the team. He let his team down there.”
Rashford would most certainly have been very disappointed with his overall performance against Arsenal as a whole but nonetheless, the match will prove to be a vital learning curve for the undoubtedly talented young man.