Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford told to enjoy his break in New York despite backlash
Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford faces criticism after pulling out of international duty with an injury and jetting off to New York with his girlfriend. However, talkSPORT hosts Jamie O’Hara and Gabriel Agbonlahor defend the 25-year-old’s decision and advise him to have a well-deserved rest. “He’s played 44 games all season, if he can have a break then why not?” says Agbonlahor. O’Hara also defends the footballer and suggests people should not try to “dig him out [for having a break].” Rashford has been in excellent form for Manchester United and Southgate admits his absence will be felt in England’s game against Ukraine.
Rashford’s decision to take a short break from football has generated mixed reactions from fans and pundits. Some are critical of his decision to travel to another country right after pulling out of the England squad due to an injury, while others think it is necessary for the player to take some time off.
O’Hara and Agbonlahor both concur that Rashford’s break is well-deserved because of his gruelling match schedule. They suggest that the footballer should not be criticised for taking a break and should, instead, enjoy his time with his girlfriend in New York. Agbonlahor, in particular, emphasises Rashford’s contribution to Manchester United’s campaign and suggests that the player ‘can go to the moon’ if he wants.
Rashford has been one of the key players for Manchester United this season and his absence would undoubtedly impact their remaining games. However, with O’Hara and Agbonlahor’s support, Rashford will be looking to return fit and refreshed after his short break.
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