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Paul Scholes has blamed Man United's midfield for Marcus Rashford's struggles up front.

Paul Scholes doesn't blame Marcus Rashford for struggling up front again v Young Boys

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Marcus Rashford failed to grasp his opportunity against Young Boys on Tuesday night.

Jose Mourinho decided to play the youngster up front in place of Romelu Lukaku but he cut a frustrated figure throughout the match.

Rashford missed a golden opportunity to open the scoring after just a few minutes and then spurned another clear cut chance just after half-time.

Aside from those chances, it seemed like nothing on the night came off for the youngster.

He couldn't be accused of a lack of effort, mind.

He was energetic throughout and produced a lot better movement than Lukaku would have brought, but he got little reward for his efforts.

Fortunately, Rashford's spurned chances would not prove costly as Marouane Fellaini popped up in stoppage time to give Man United a 1-0 victory.

But, despite the positive result, there is still concern over Rashford's performance.

Many were left wondering why he is unable to produce his best for the club up front, especially since he seems to thrive in that role for England.

Paul Scholes gave his take on why that is the case after the game and, instead of blaming Rashford, Scholes felt as if he can't be a success in that role as he is let down by United's midfield.

It was another frustrating night for Marcus Rashford against Young Boys

"I like to see partnerships in teams. A midfield player seeing a centre forward, having a link with him. I just don't see it in this team," he said on BT Sport, per the Mirror.

"I can see Rashford making runs but I can't see a player who's going to pass the ball to him.

"Creativity is a big problem in that team. Fred we don't know too much about.

"We know Fellaini and Matic are not going to be threading passes. I just don't see a midfielder who is going to look for a centre forward."

He's definitely got a point.

Paul Scholes thinks Marcus Rashford's struggles are down to Man Utd's midfield

Rashford should have scored the chances he was given, but he can't be held completely accountable for his struggles.

United's midfield is extremely lacking in creativity.

Their three players occupying the midfield last night were Fred, Marouane Fellaini and Nemanja Matic. That doesn't exactly scream creativity.

Aside from those three, Ander Herrera is also better known for his defensive qualities rather than his attacking ones, while Paul Pogba is one of the most inconsistent players in the Premier League.

Until Mourinho decides to sign a creative midfielder, whoever players up front, whether it be Rashford, Lukaku or even Alexis Sanchez, they will always struggle with the lack of creativity from United's midfielders.

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