Ever since the 4-1 derby defeat, Manchester United have been put under the guillotine by fans, pundits and supporters alike in regards to their performance, temperament and lack of honour to play for the badge of the Red Devils.
However, the recent report that has taken Twitter by storm is the news of Marcus Rashford pondering about his future in the Red Devils lineup, after several teams including PSG have shown their interest in acquiring him in the summer transfer window.
Needless to say, this has sparked reactions and analyses from many opinionated Man United fans. Here’s a look at the 4 most popular reactions –
The most immediate reaction that derived out of the whole story was the inability of Rashford to claim a stake at the playing 11 considering his form has taken a nosedive, producing just 4 goals and 2 assists in 18 appearances.
Fans were quick to point out that the surfacing of this news was very inappropriate considering the timing when it has just suffered a heavy defeat against its nemesis.
Marcus Rashford has no right to be annoyed when he’s playing the worst football of his career.— Alexei (@MUFC_redarmy99) March 7, 2022
No one should be exempt from being dropped.
And him doing this the day after a 4-1 loss to City is pathetic.
Some responses were quick to point out that this was another diversion technique to mellow the pain of the derby loss and drive the attention to an individual whose on and off-field contribution is substantial to the club and country.
This Rashford news is clearly just a distraction to try make eveyone forget what happened yesterday joke of a club— HYS Football 🇺🇦 (@HYSFootball) March 7, 2022
A few sections reacted to the scene with empathy and urged the fanbase to not be so fickle-minded to shun him of his contributions and not treat him like a traitor.
Some fans have been the voice of reason in the Twitterverse to induce solidarity and stand behind him and the team in this moment of tension.
Rashford didn’t put his body on the line for two straight seasons to be treated like this man I expected better from this fanbase— Adi (@adisreee) March 7, 2022
Some also have put light into the matters of Rashford’s contract which has one year left and another more as an option of extension. A few have claimed that this is just a power game played to top up his value with a new contract since he is crucial to the club’s image on and off the field.
Rashford isn’t leaving. Two years left on his contract and it’s a powerplay to make United up his wages and deal. Which they’ll do because he’s of huge value to the club off the pitch— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) March 7, 2022
In any scenario, the eruption of this news in times of pandemonium for the club has been nothing short of another disaster waiting to be struck. Only time will tell how this saga unfolds in the coming weeks of the Premier league.