Marcus Rashford blasted by ex-England star for tracking back 'like he had a fridge on his back' during Bayern defeat | The Sun

MARCUS RASHFORD was slammed by ex-England star Stuart Pearce as Manchester United lost 4-3 to Bayern Munich.

Erik ten Hag's side fell to their fourth defeat in six games in all competitions so far this season.

Rashford, 25, has started every match, managing one goal and a single assist.

It was his lack of effort defensively that upset Pearce last night.

Providing analysis for talkSPORT, the 61-year-old said that Rashford was running back "like he had a fridge on his back".

He then took aim at Casemiro too, elaborating: "United are under the cosh because too many of their players have jacked it in.

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"Rashford half running back and Casemiro half running back.

"I'm not sure what (Andre) Onana said when he has a rant at (Harry) Maguire in the summer but now is the time to have a rant at the back line, not just the back line but the whole team.

"Too many players who have given up the ghost and that is alarming.

"United are so off the pace and they are lucky that Bayern have not been more clinical."

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The German giants scored a quickfire double either side of the half hour mark via Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry, with the first down to an Onana howler.

Rasmus Hojlund bagged his first United goal to haul them back into the game, only for Harry Kane and Mathys Tel efforts to kill off their challenge, either side of a late Casemiro double.

After the match, TNT Sports pundit Paul Scholes ripped into his old side's "soft underbelly".

He fumed: "There is a weakness to them. There is a soft underbelly and they do seem to collapse a bit when things are going wrong.

"They scored three goals and that is good, but I felt Bayern could then turn it on and score another.

"'I thought there was a big distance between the teams, in that second half especially. 

"First half I thought they did well but still conceded two goals through a lack of concentration.

"There is experience in the team but I don’t think it is being used. Concentration in Europe is so important, once you concede one goal, it can turn into two and three.

"None of those centre halves are saying 'look Casemiro and Eriksen get in here'.


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"Are Casemiro and Eriksen saying to the wide players come in next to me, lets calm the game down?"

The Red Devils are back in action on Saturday night, when they take on Burnley at Turf Moor.

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