What’s wrong with Marcus Rashford?

Marcus rashford is in the spotlight in the Premier League. In England they do not understand what happens to the forward of the Manchester United and they question both their physical and mental state. The photo on the bench after being substituted in the FA Cup against Aston Villa two days ago is a clear example.

Daily Mail echoes the statements of some former footballers and collaborating experts about the player’s moment. And is that Rashford’s behavior on the court and in training has been a concern at United for some time now. «A lot of times this season it seems like everything is a burden. He looks flat, no spark,» Alan Shearer said on television after the game. «He seems bummed out and I haven’t seen him smile for a long time,» Dion Dublin told BBC 5 Liv.

Logically, the first speculations about the possible causes arise. It has been suggested that his dedication to his acts of solidarity to feed millions of disadvantaged children during the pandemic, which earned him an MBE and a PhD from the University of Manchester, has become a distraction, although those closest to him deny it.

It also takes aim at Rashford’s private life, after it was revealed earlier this week that he has reunited with his childhood sweetheart, Lucia Loi. The couple separated in the spring of last year and got back together at Christmas. There is probably no better starting point than the match against Italy in July. He entered the final moments of extra time with the specific purpose of taking a penalty and ended up being one of only three England players to miss the shoot-out from eleven meters.

It is said that he stayed in bed for days after the game and sought the help of a sports psychologist for the first time. Meanwhile, he dealt with a shoulder injury for which he underwent surgery. He returned in mid-October after additional training sessions at Carrington, but discovered a toxic locker room and a tightrope coach (Solskjaer).

There is a sense that Rashford’s ability, and his willingness to play a number of positions, has worked against him with four different coaches. Those who know Rashford describe an essentially shy boy who has many doubts that tend to be confused with a lack of attitude.