Erik Ten Hag replaced Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford as the substitute for Wednesday’s Premier League match against Chelsea, a consequence of the star player’s decline in performance.
Rashford scored a career-high 30 times during Ten Hag’s first season in command, making him one of the shining stars of the campaign.
This season, the England forward has encountered difficulty rekindling that form.
In eighteen appearances for the club, Rashford has scored just twice, and his sole strike since September occurred last month from the penalty spot in a 3-0 victory at Everton.
His lackluster performance in Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Newcastle prompted inquiries into the 26-year-old’s demeanor.
Following several unsuccessful attempts to trace back from his right flank position during the attack, Ten Hag replaced Marcus Rashford at the hour mark.
Former United captain Roy Keane gave his performance criticism.
“I require a little more—you sprint forward, but you must also run back,” Keane stated as a Sky Sports analyst.
“Reach yards.” Now 26 years old, he is no longer considered a juvenile. “He must serve as an exemplar.”
Ten Hag made four adjustments, including Marcus Rashford, to mount a comeback against Chelsea at Old Trafford.
Kobbie Mainoo, Anthony Martial, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka also withdrew from the squad, while Rasmus Hojrund, Antony, Victor Lindelof, and Sofyan Amrabat joined them.