‘He needs to have a word with himself’ – Steve Bruce sends warning to ‘petulant’ Marcus Rashford after Newcastle defeat
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 03, 2023 - 01:30PM
Rashford’s disappointed again on Saturday night (Picture: Getty)

Former star Steve Bruce believes ‘needs to have a word with himself’ after his ‘petulant’ display in the defeat to .

but in reality, the scoreline flattered the visitors who were dominated across the 90 minutes.

Rashford in particular enjoyed a torrid evening in the north east. Having scored just twice this season, his struggles continued last night, replaced on the hour mark and cutting a frustrated figure as he joined the substitutes on the bench.

Rashford scored 30 goals last season but has so far failed to get near that sort of form this term

Former United defender Bruce, who won three Premier League titles at Old Trafford and later managed Newcastle for two years, was among those left concerned by Rashford’s body language on Saturday night.

‘The body language of some of the players doesn’t look right,’ Bruce told

‘We’ve been talking now and the first one you look at is why all of a sudden Marcus Rashford, after how good he was, how good he played for England a few weeks ago, [has gone] to what you see now.

Rashford has just two goals this season (Picture: Getty)

‘Is he not happy playing on the right, what is wrong? We aren’t going to know what has happened behind the scenes if anything has happened.

‘When he comes off, he shows that petulance, he is not happy. I think he needs to have a look at himself, to start with.

‘It’s not just him, you look through the nucleus of the side and they have been blown away by Newcastle. That is the worry.’

Rashford has started his last four matches on the right of attack with Alejandro Garnacho preferred on the left.

Another United legend Paul Scholes also slammed Rashford after his showing at Newcastle and Ten Hag is now planning a private chat with his player amid his terrible form.

‘I will talk to him and not the media,’ Ten Hag said about Rashford in his post-match interview on TNT Sports.

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