Jamie Redknapp Slams Marcus Rashford For “Letting His Team Down”
Posted by Jordan Clarke | Published on November 19, 2016
Sky Sports Pundit Jamie Redknapp has slammed 19-year-old Marcus Rashford for his part in Olivier Giroud’s 89th-minute winner at Old Trafford. Manchester United went ahead through Juan Mata’s opener, but in the last few minutes and through a show of faith from Arséne Wenger, substitutes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Oliver Giroud combined as the Frenchman got on the end of Chamberlain’s cross to power home for the Gunners.
Jamie Redknapp, now 43, didn’t hold back in his criticism of Rashford after the game, suggesting he ‘didn’t do enough’ to prevent the cross that cost his team. Speaking on Arsenal’s late equalizer, Redknapp said:
“I’m a big fan of Marcus Rashford but I don’t think he does well enough at all. Whether you’re a centre forward or not, you’ve got to do better”.
“He doesn’t get out to Chamberlain quick enough, he lets him run at him and pick up pace. He gets beaten miles too easily”.
“You’re hanging on for dear life to win such an important game. He didn’t do enough, he really didn’t, and I’ll be amazed if Mourinho isn’t telling him that in the dressing room.”
“No matter what position you play, when you’re hanging on for a win you’ve got to do a job and he didn’t do it, he let his team down there” he added.
United’s failure to grab all three points mean they’re 6 points adrift of Arsenal, who currently sit in 4th place. The pressure has been rising on José Mourinho and his side, and the Portuguese boss believes his side are the ‘unluckiest’ in the Premier League. Only time will tell if the former Chelsea boss can become successful at the Theatre Of Dreams.