Former Manchester United player Paul Parker has criticized Marcus Rashford for his performances this season, urging the forward to "look in the mirror" and admit that he has been below par. Rashford, who had a sensational campaign last year, has struggled to replicate that form and has only managed two goals and four assists in 18 games so far. Parker believes that Rashford needs to acknowledge his poor performances, especially at a time when the team needs to support under-pressure manager Erik ten Hag.
Parker also pointed out that Rashford seems to be playing like he believes he will be at Manchester United longer than Ten Hag. Reports have suggested that the Dutch manager has lost the dressing room, and Parker feels that Rashford's attitude reflects this. He emphasized the importance of Rashford recognizing his form slump and working on improving his performances for the benefit of the team.
Parker emphasized that football is a team game and that Rashford needs to understand this. He stated that Rashford should be disappointed with his recent performances and should take responsibility for his form. Parker urged the players to support Ten Hag and give him a chance to turn things around, rather than complaining and causing further unrest within the team.
This criticism from Parker highlights the need for Rashford to reflect on his performances and make the necessary adjustments to regain his form. Manchester United will be hoping that Rashford can rediscover his scoring touch and contribute to the team's success in the coming matches.