Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford have come under some very, very heavy criticism from Manchester United fans in the last few weeks and months, coinciding with the club’s drop in form that’s seen them finish outside the top four and trophyless this season.
However, while the pair have struggled to find their best form at the end of the season, they’ve both had injuries to deal with.
No one can possibly claim that these two hold all the responsibility for United’s failings this season, though the way many United fans are reacting, you’d think they do.
A fairly harmless and innocuous picture was posted online of the pair enjoying an England training session, but some (and we must reiterate some) fans have mercilessly fired criticism at the players once more as they prepare for England’s Nations League mini-tournament in Portugal.
Fans were not appreciating the image and didn’t keep that a secret, but it’s bizarre that two players who love the club would get such hate from their own fans. Lingard himself has scored big goals in big games for his side, while Rashford has often been the only one stepping up for Manchester United when they’ve needed it most.
Still, that’s not enough to stop United fans, who have had their say on the matter via Twitter.
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) May 29, 2019
Chuckles Brothers 2.0
— Miracle (@GGdupre) May 29, 2019
Piece of advice for you, Mr. Southgate.
Don’t start these two in any of your matches…
— Brightology?? (@SC_Bright0) May 29, 2019
we don’t wanna see them
— harv☹️ (@harvv) May 29, 2019
need to get that cardio in for all that mindless “running” they’ll be doing in matches
— M15TRY (@M15TRY_10) May 29, 2019
Wait for real they train? That’s mad
— jonny (@Winterdidntfell) May 29, 2019
— owusu-ansah (@owusuansaheug) May 29, 2019
Training for me = sweating ! I don’t see any sweat just laughing as usual so for me this is killing time ??
— mariovh1508 (@mariovh1508) May 29, 2019