Manchester United Fans Slate Marcus Rashford For ‘Putting More Effort’ Into Hugging Thomas Tuchel Than On The Pitch
Marcus Rashford has come in for criticism from Manchester United fans after going out of his way to embrace Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel on Thursday night.
United and Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s 17th goal of the season cancelling out Marcos Alonso’s strike to put the European champions ahead on the hour mark.
Struggling Rashford played 79 minutes before being substituted for Juan Mata, who came on for a late cameo against his former side.
When the final whistle was signalled by Mike Dean, cameras picked up Rashford getting a little sprint on to shake hands with and hug Tuchel.
It was a seemingly innocent gesture from Rashford but it didn’t go down well with United supporters, who claim he put more effort into greeting Tuchel than he did on the pitch after an underwhelming display.
Marcus Rashford 1 mini sprint completed to meet Thomas Tuchel. 💪🏼👏🏼pic.twitter.com/KiZbqBli2v
— 𝗧𝗲𝗻 𝗛𝗮𝗴’𝘀 𝗥𝗲𝗱𝘀 ✍🏼🇳🇱 (@TenHagBalI) April 28, 2022Advertisement
God it pissed me off so much
— Morgan (@Morgaroo22) April 28, 2022
Rashford desperate to get tuchel to like him so he buys him👀
— Fletch (@FB_02cfc) April 28, 2022
This was his only contribution in the game https://t.co/w6BWLOBkGU
— Johnny Kills’ Sombrero 🔰 (@pal_united28) April 28, 2022
Fastest I’ve seen of him in months https://t.co/0qZuGJ65t6
— agent observateur (@aldamayo) April 28, 2022
Quickest he’s moved in months!
— Danny Taylor (@DannyTaylor1983) April 28, 2022
Ran more there than he did the whole match
— lewis1103 (@lewis_1103_) April 28, 2022
Only time I saw him run tonight, probably wants that move to Chelsea.
— ChallengerJakkuYT ✨ (@ChallengerJakku) April 28, 2022
Most I’ve seen him run all season
— Adymode99 (@adymode99) April 29, 2022
That was weird.
— David Perry (@TheDavidPerry) April 29, 2022
Rashford has scored just five times in 30 appearances this season, his last goal coming in the 93rd minute against West Ham in January.
The 24-year-old has lost his place in the England squad following a poor run of form and is quite clearly not enjoying his football of late.
Rashford was slated by former United skipper Roy Keane for smiling during the pre-Chelsea warm-up, who didn’t like what he saw.
“Every time I see Marcus getting warmed up, he’s always smiling,” Keane said on Sky Sports.
“I don’t like players smiling too much.”
Last month, United’s all-time top goalscorer Wayne Rooney told Rashford to “f***ing get his head out of his a**e” after seeing him look completely bereft of confidence.
Rashford recently had a run-in with a United fan abusing him following the Champions League round of 16 defeat to Atletico Madrid.
He told a supporter to “come over and say it to my face” after being heckled outside the ground and issued a statement on his social media to give his side of the story when a video was shared online.
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