Carragher calls Rashford’s and Martial’s displays ‘embarrassing’


Carragher calls Rashford’s and Martial’s displays ‘embarrassing’

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Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has criticised youngsters Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial for failing to take over from Zlatan Ibrahimovic who was out with suspension, Metro reports.

The 35-year-old has been United’s most influential figure this season having scored 20 goals in 35 appearances so far and United have struggled to get all the points in his absence. Carragher believes these players have let down their manager Jose Mourinho.

“With United, you know their problem is not scoring goals.” He said. “You think of the players they have in those attacking positions, they are very expensive players.

“There’s talk of Griezmann coming in, but Martial was a lot of money. Rashford certainly was last year’s wonderkid, and I think he’ll be a fantastic player. Mikhtarian is there – we are talking about top-level players.

“It is strange that they are having these major problems, without Zlatan, that personality, that presence, I think it’s a bit embarrassing for those players who are playing that they feel the need a 35-year-old centre forward.

“It’s a big worry they are still relying on a man who’d been one of the best players in the league this season, but he’s 35. The fact these younger players are in there and can’t seem to cope when he’s not there, it doesn’t bode well for them.

Manchester United are now five points behind fourth Manchester City after being held to a goalless draw by West Brom at Old Trafford on Saturday. Mourinho blamed the draw on the lack of consistency of his creative players Rashford, Mikhtarian and Martial.

The Portuguese, however, will be pleased by the return of his prolific striker for United’s clash with Everton on Tuesday.



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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 30 65 81
2 Manchester United FC 30 35 65
3 Liverpool FC 31 39 63
4 Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 34 61
5 Chelsea FC 30 25 56
6 Arsenal FC 30 14 48
7 Burnley FC 30 1 43
8 Leicester City FC 30 2 40
9 Everton FC 31 -13 40
10 AFC Bournemouth 31 -12 36
11 Watford FC 31 -16 36
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 -12 34
13 Newcastle United FC 30 -10 32
14 Swansea City FC 30 -17 31
15 Huddersfield Town 31 -27 31
16 Crystal Palace FC 31 -18 30
17 West Ham United FC 30 -21 30
18 Southampton FC 30 -15 28
19 Stoke City FC 31 -29 27
20 West Bromwich Albion FC 31 -25 20