Man Utd fans want Marcus Rashford taken off free-kick duties after Wolves draw

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Manchester United were left kicking themselves after drawing 1-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Molineux hasn't exactly treated them well in 2019, having suffered back-to-back 2-1 defeats there last season, but even picking up a point this time around left a bitter taste in the mouth.

Anthony Martial had continued to his strong start to the season by firing United into the lead and United were looking by far the better side with Harry Maguire shining in defence once again.

However, Wolves came flying out of the blocks in the second-half and Ruben Neves scored the all-important equaliser, whipping a delightful shot past David de Gea and in off the crossbar.

But the game-changing moment came when United were given a penalty and, to the bemusement of everybody, it was Paul Pogba who assumed responsibilities.

Man Utd drop points at Wolves

Marcus Rashford - who has never missed a penalty in his life - had taken the last spot kick against Chelsea, dispatched it with conviction and was still on the pitch for this penalty decision.

Nevertheless, United adhered to what was later revealed as a two-taker system and Pogba duly saw his effort deflected away by Rui Patricio. The score remained 1-1, as a result.

Yet that wasn't the only talking point surrounding Rashford and set-pieces, although he should probably keep focused on the penalty-taking if he wants to maintain his confidence.


Rashford's woeful free-kick

That's because United fans, while backing him to take penalties, are becoming fed up of Rashford lining up so many free-kicks and it was easy for everyone to see why on Monday night.

Despite having only scored three free-kicks in his career, Rashford decided to take on a dead-ball from fully 30 yards out from goal that even peak Cristiano Ronaldo would have struggled with.

The result? The Englishman absolutely scuffed his attempted 'knuckle-ball' across the ground and footage of the gaffe has now gone viral across Twitter. Check out the bodged effort down below:

And that's why United fans are losing their patience.

It made much more sense for Luke Shaw to deliver a left-footed cross into the mixer, as opposed to praying that Rashford was going to score one of the greatest free-kicks in Premier League history.

At the very least, Rashford would have been better off going for the more efficient curled technique with which he scored two of his free-kicks in games with Celta Vigo and Benfica.

But it seems the 21-year-old has his heart set on replicating the technique of Cristiano Ronaldo, who hasn't actually scored a competitive free-kick in club football since December 2017. 

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It's a method that has proven woefully inconsistent for almost everybody that uses it and has only worked for Rashford thanks to some questionable goalkeeping at Cardiff City.

So, perhaps Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should shake things up before the Crystal Palace game - give Rashford the penalties and place Pogba on the free-kicks.

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