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‘How bad must he be in training?’ – Rio reacts to Rashford’s Leicester snub



Rio Ferdinand was shocked that Marcus Rashford did not start for Manchester United against Leicester City on Saturday, given the absence of both Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani.

United were held to a 1-1 draw, which left them in sixth and delivered a further blow to their dwindling hopes of finishing in the top four.

With Ronaldo ruled out through illness and Cavani injured, interim boss Ralf Rangnick was expected to select Rashford to lead the line for the hosts, but the German elected to play without a recognised striker.

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The result was a flat performance which lacked cutting edge. When asked why he snubbed Rashford, Rangnick told Sky Sports: “We had to decide between playing Marcus as a striker or Paul Pogba in midfield and we decided to play Paul.

“It’s no secret he was not full of confidence in the last couple of weeks. He has been training with us and in training, he is looking well but as I said, it was the question between Paul and Marcus and we decided to go for Paul.”

Ferdinand reacted to the decision on his FIVE Youtube channel: “What Rashford must be thinking now – wow. Maybe there’s a new contract negotiation behind the scenes but if you’re him, you’re thinking ‘How can I stay here?’

“You’re thinking ‘This gaffer does not fancy me. How can I sign this contract when the team would rather play without a striker than play with me?’

“I’m not saying he’s been perfect. If I’m Rashford, I’m thinking ‘This guy doesn’t rate me if he’s going to play two midfielders up front.’



“He hasn’t played well enough to be selected if Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani are fit. It’s a different case when he’s going into a game with no striker. How bad must he be in training? How badly must he rate him to go into a game like that?”

Rashford has started just 10 Premier League games this season, scoring four goals. He was dropped from the latest England squad due to his underperformance at club level.



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