Rio Ferdinand says Marcus Rashford’s body language ‘is an issue’


Rio Ferdinand says Marcus Rashford’s body language ‘is an issue’ as the England international struggled when he came off the bench in Manchester United’s defeat against Wolves

  • Marcus Rashford came on as a substitute in Manchester United’s loss to Wolves
  • The England international struggled to make an impact for the Red Devils
  • Rio Ferdinand fears Rashford feels he’s not getting enough chances at United  


Rio Ferdinand has said that Marcus Rashford’s body language ‘is an issue’ after the Manchester United struggled to impress against Wolves.

The England international came on as 75th minute substitute to replace Jadon Sancho but struggled to make a difference as Ralf Rangnick’s side searched for a goal.

Wolves went on to take all three points after Joao Moutinho’s 82nd minute goal – handing United their sixth defeat of the Premier League season. 

Marcus Rashford struggled to make an impact off the bench against Wolves on Monday

Rashford has now failed to score in any of his last eight league appearances, and after the game Ferdinand has admitted he’s concerned.

Manchester United’s legendary defender told Vibe with Five: ‘Body language is an issue.

‘Marcus Rashford comes off the bench and you are expecting him to go out there and really fly and give it some.

Rio Ferdinand has said that Rashford's body language 'is an issue' after United's defeat

Rio Ferdinand has said that Rashford’s body language ‘is an issue’ after United’s defeat

‘And sometimes you see him losing the ball and the reaction to losing the ball isn’t what you want to see sometimes.

‘That could be down to him not being happy not playing etc. But you’ve got to put that to one side.

‘When you’re out of the team it’s about coming in and proving to the manager what you’re about and who you are.

The England international has struggled since his return from injury scoring just two goals in 11 league games

The England international has struggled since his return from injury scoring just two goals in 11 league games

‘Maybe he feels he is not getting the opportunities he deserves. I don’t know.

‘It’s hard to pinpoint one player – you can’t, all the players have to take responsibility from Cristiano at the top all the way down to all the other players.’

A big part of Rashford’s struggles could come down to his shoulder injury which kept him out for the start of the season after he underwent surgery following Euro 2020.

He did however score two league goals in his first three games back but has failed to score ever since their 3-0 victory over Tottenham in October. 

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