Manchester United Football Club continued their poor form yesterday evening – by dropping their first Champions League points this season.
The Red Devils drew 0-0 with a turgid Valencia CF side, who they, simply put, should be beating.
On the whole, the performance was pretty awful once again. Romelu Lukaku looked toothless, Alexis Sanchez looked like a headless chicken, Eric Bailly looked nervous. In the end, a goal never came, however, Paul Scholes sung the praises of one attacker following the match; Marcus Rashford.
"He was the one player who you thought had a bit of anger inside him."
"He needs six or seven games to find a bit of form."
"When he first came into the team he was Roy of the Rovers!"
Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes want more of Marcus Rashford 🔴⚫️ pic.twitter.com/x0QaryFuzv
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 2, 2018
As you can see from the video above, Scholes was happy with Rashford’s energy and effort. As the ex-United midfielder correctly states, though, don’t be surprised to see Rashford drop straight back to the bench – that’s just how Mourinho seems to do things recently.
He, like Anthony Martial, needs a good run in the team to prove their worth. Let’s be honest, Alexis Sanchez is hardly setting the world alight. Rashford can’t do any worse. What is there to lose for Mourinho? Why not roll the dice rather than sticking with the same old same old that is clearly not working anyway.
It all starts with effort, intensity and passion. You put in the work, and everything else will follow. Make no mistake about it.