Manchester United’s season ended in disastrous fashion. A draw away to Huddersfield Town was followed up by a disheartening home loss against Cardiff City. Both opponents were already relegated.
It just felt like the players had given up. Their heads were already concentrating on where they’d be holidaying this summer. That attitude just isn’t good enough.
At this point you want your superstars to step up and take control. Nobody did that. Instead, they’ve all cowered away. Today, Marcus Rashford took to Twitter to send an inspirational message to the United fans and I’m not sure what to make of it…
I’m sure Rashford means well. In fact, I think he’s feeling it more than most within that United dressing room, but these sort of messages have become all-too-familiar.
The sceptic in me says this is his social media team trying to get the fans back on side, but he is correct in what he posts; United need to rediscover their identity.
It’s the lackadaisical attitude and application that the fans hate to see. We can take losing, just lose with dignity and pride. Over the summer, these players need to seriously think about their futures. If they want to put in the work then so be it, but if they don’t, we don’t want them here. It really is that simple.
I’m willing to give Rashford the benefit of the doubt because for me, from February onwards, he didn’t look fully fit. With a full pre-season under his belt I’m sure the Wythenshawe-born-forward will get back to his best, but I can assure you that these comments will no longer go down well if these performances continue into next season.