Roy Keane tells Man Utd ace Marcus Rashford he wants ‘good previous kick up the a**e’

Marcus Rashford‘s answer to resolving his present poor type is an easy one – a very good “kick up the a**e.”

At least that is in accordance with Manchester United icon Roy Keane, who believes the individuals across the misfiring ahead have an obligation to assist get him out of his rut. Ex-Old Trafford normal Keane, 52, was famend for telling his team-mates prefer it was, and it could be some harsh truths are wanted to revive the perfect model of Rashford.

A sorry first half of the season noticed Rashford produce simply two targets and two assists in all competitions, although he is since improved with a return of six targets and two assists since Boxing Day. But United followers are nonetheless demanding extra of a participant as soon as hailed as United’s prodigal son, and Keane supplied up a solution.

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“There’s no query mark about his potential, he’s excellent,” said the Irishman on the Stick to Football podcast, brought to you by Sky Bet. “But there’s one thing amiss with him. We’ve had these conversations each few months – a participant can have an off-spell or a dip, however he’s definitely not having fun with his soccer.

“I wouldn’t say I’m nervous about him, however you take a look at him and there’s one thing amiss. The individuals round him, whether or not it’s household or his supervisor, who’s on his case on daily basis. Who is giving him an old school kick up the a**e and saying ‘Come on, we need more from you’? If you need to be this chief, and also you’re on the massive contracts, then there’s that duty.”

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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford looks on during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Manchester United at Gtech Community Stadium
Rashford scored a career-best 30 targets final season however has simply eight finishes to his identify this time period

It was lower than a 12 months in the past that Rashford put pen to paper on a brand new long-term contract at United value £300,000 per week. Not solely does that make him the third-highest earner at United – behind solely Casemiro and Raphael Varane – but it surely places him No7 within the Premier League’s greatest wages at current.

Rio Ferdinand complemented Keane’s feedback by saying the participant is approaching a “pivotal moment” in his profession, noting Rashford is “not a kid anymore.” Gary Neville joined the inquisition and added his suspicion “there’s something not right” with the person who as soon as had the world at his ft rising from United’s academy.

Gary Neville
Gary Neville joined within the refrain of United legends advising Rashford find out how to get again to his greatest

“He’s not right, and it’s not just a case of him not playing well, he doesn’t look happy,” said the former England full-back. “I’m looking at him and thinking, ‘I am worried about him.’

“We know there’s been a couple of instances this season, he’s come under pressure and his form has been bad, but I look at him and think, ‘That’s not right.’ It’s not a lad that’s grown up with the freedom and spirit of playing for Manchester United as a kid.”