October 22, 2021

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Marcus Rashford season review: United fans left wanting more from second highest goal contributor

Marcus Rashford proved his commitment to the Manchester United cause by playing through most of the season with an injury.

Rashford ended the season as United’s second highest contributor for goals, and assists, but supporters were left wanting more.

Inconsistent play and sloppiness in front of goal showed a player who was at times every bit as erratic as he can be brilliant.

What was his situation heading into the season?

Rashford began the season needing a rest after playing non-stop from June to August after recovering from a stress fracture back injury.

He did not get the rest he needed and this resulted in more injuries, to his ankle and shoulder.

Last season Rashford struck 22 goals in all competitions for United, which was not bad considering he missed two months of action with injury.

How did 2020/21 go?

Rashford ended up one short of his tally from last season, while still exceeding the 20 goal barrier for the second campaign in a row.

It also seemed like Rashford left too many chances on the table. He had the opportunities to break the 30 goal mark for the first time.

Sitters missed away at Everton and Leicester stand out, and Rashford needs to be more clinical.

Conversely, he tends to score some of the harder goals, like his late winner at home to Wolves in January.

Rashford deserves credit for playing through his injury, but United need to help him out, by signing another player who can rotate with him on the left wing.