What Man Utd fans have been tweeting about Marcus Rashford after 2-2 draw v Leicester

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Marcus Rashford has enjoyed a meteoric rise to superstardom over the past two years.

It’s sometimes easy to forget that the England international is just 20 years old.

Rashford made his 100th appearance for the Red Devils - time flies, doesn’t it? - against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening.

Jose Mourinho deployed the young forward in place of Anthony Martial on the left flank shortly after United had taken a 2-1 lead thanks to Juan Mata’s free-kick.

Mourinho and the United fans were hoping that Rashford, with his fresh legs, would score or provide the goal that would kill the game off and secure an important victory for their side.

Rashford was poor after coming off the bench v Leicester

However, Rashford failed to have the desired effect on the game during his 20 minutes on the pitch.

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He had the opportunities to kill the game off but poor decision making ultimately cost both him and his team.

As well as missing a great chance to score, Rashford also spurned a brilliant opportunity to play in either Romelu Lukaku or Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the second minute of stoppage time.

Instead, he held the ball up, and the move eventually broke down.

Less than two minutes later, at the opposite end of the pitch, Harry Maguire had scored the equalising goal for Leicester.


What United fans have been tweeting about Rashford

Even though most of them love him, United fans were absolutely furious with Rashford and vented their anger on social media.

Many of them even blamed Rashford for ‘costing’ United what would have been three valuable points…

Mourinho blasted his 'childish' players after the match

You suspect that Rashford was one of the players Mourinho had in mind when he blasted his players during his post-match interview with Sky Sports.

"We didn't win because we missed incredible chances, I would say joke chances, and then in the last second of the game we make a big defensive mistake,” the Portuguese coach said.

"It is an accumulation of mistakes in an easy match to win. The team was playing well and in the second half, the result should have been four, five, six. But the reality is that it is 2-2.

"Sometimes you make mistakes and you are not punished, but we were punished.

"We were punished by our mistakes, what more can I say? It was an easy match to win, but when you miss big chances in front of goal and not only that but also childish loss of possession then you are punished at the end.

"It was childish in their box and childish in our box and it was mistakes plus mistakes and we lost two points in an easy match to win."

Man Utd fans: do you blame Marcus Rashford for the draw against Leicester? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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