Written by Albert Echatah
Marcus Rashford’s performance against Bayern Munich in the Champions League was criticized by former England international Stuart Pearce, who claimed the striker was jogging backwards “like he has a fridge on his back.”
Manchester United lost 4-3 to Bayern Munich in their inaugural Champions League group stage match, becoming the fourth team in five games to lose in all competitions. Erik ten Hag’s team had a miserable evening as Pearce singled out several players, including Rashford, for their lack of defensive effort.
‘United are under the cosh because too many of their players have jacked it in. Rashford half running back and Casemiro half running back,’ Pearce told talkSPORT.
‘I’m not sure what Andre Onana said when he had a rant at Maguire in the summer but now is the time to have a rant at the back line, not just the back line but the whole team. Too many players who have given up the ghost and that is alarming. United are so off the pace and they are lucky that Bayern have not been more clinical.’
Thomas Tuchel’s team missed several fantastic chances to inflict further harm on United, and Pearce claimed that the final score was incredibly favorable to the visitors.
‘[They were] too wide open, too regularly,’ he added. ‘Their goal to come back to 3-2 was a false dawn. They conceded four and that’s what they deserved. As silly as it sounds, the score flatters United. What concerns me is that United almost stopped trying for about 15 minutes – even though they scored in that time.’
Ivan Perisic of Tottenham has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury less than a week before Sunday’s North London Derby against Arsenal.
The versatile Croatian has appeared as a substitute in each of Spurs’ five Premier League games so far this season and contributed an assist in the team’s thrilling 2-1 victory against Sheffield United the previous time out.
‘We can confirm that Ivan Perisic has suffered a complex Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury in his right knee,’ Tottenham posted on Twitter.
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