Jamie Carragher says Marcus Rashford 'reminds me of Anthony Martial'

Jamie Carragher blasts Marcus Rashford and says he ‘reminds me of Anthony Martial’ as he slams the Man United star’s ‘unacceptable’ performance in Newcastle defeat

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Jamie Carragher believes Marcus Rashford is failing to fulfil his leadership duties at Manchester United and slammed the struggling forward for producing an ‘unacceptable’ performance against Newcastle.

Rashford signed a new £300,000-per-week contract in the summer that keeps him at United until 2028, but has fallen way short of living up to the standards of last season.

The England international has scored just two Premier League goals this season, his last a penalty against Everton, and was again off the pace as the Magpies sealed a 1-0 win over United at St James’ Park on Saturday.

Supporters and pundits have slammed Rashford’s most recent showing and highlighted a series of moments in the match against Newcastle where he failed to run back and help out defensively, even when he was responsible for conceding possession.

United’s difficult season has left them currently outside the top four and already nine points adrift of league leaders Arsenal, with other players alongside Rashford also dropping below the necessary standards.  

Marcus Rashford again struggled for Man United as they were beaten by Newcastle on Saturday

Rashford was criticised for failing to carry out his defensive duties against Newcastle

Rashford is one of the senior players at United having been brought up through the club’s academy

Carragher slammed the United winger for failing in his leadership duties as a ‘local’ player having been brought up in Manchester, and compared him to Anthony Martial who the former Liverpool defender claimed ‘doesn’t care’ about the club. 

‘It looks like big problems [at Man United]. I can’t actually believe where Man Untied are in the table,’ Carragher told Sky Sports. 

‘Watching Marcus Rashford last night that was an unacceptable performance for a few reasons.

‘That lad didn’t play midweek in the Champions League, but I have been a local player and it’s not easy especially when the team is not doing well. 

‘For Rashford and myself and Gerrard at Liverpool it’s your job to fix it and drag others up with you,’ he added.

‘Watching Rashford he reminds me of Martial and that is worst possible thing you can say about him. Foreign player comes in and doesn’t really care. Rashford is now looing like Martial. 

Jamie Carragher slammed Rashford’s performance against Newcastle as ‘unacceptable’

Carragher compared Rashford to fellow struggling United forward Anthony Martial (left)

‘As a local player your job to drag others up. You do not stop running for that badge and your supporters as you are supposedly one of them,’ said Carragher.

The Liverpool legend further expressed frustration at Rashford’s current lack of form and compared him to Son Heung-min’s outing against Man City who he praised for being a ‘leader’. 

‘There was a player today, Son did not stop running. He got his goal and was involved, but when we talk abut great players in this league, Son today didn’t stop running. He was a leader. 

‘What you’re asking for from Rashford is leadership. Those players have to look up to him saying that is Manchester United.’

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