Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick revealed that he is unsure why Marcus Rashford is struggling after another disappointing performance in their 1-0 win over Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup. He struggled to make an impact in the game and was substituted with five minutes to go. Rashford has managed only three goals this season. They are set to face Middlesbrough in the fourth round of the FA Cup. His decision-making this season has been abysmal this season and has frustrated fans.

“Actually I don’t know. I think he’s trying hard. In training he was doing well in the last couple of days, that’s why he was quite rightly in the starting XI,” Ralf Rangnick said about Marcus Rashford. “I think in the first half we found him quite often, but we also tried to get him into the box. In the second half that was not that often the case and that’s why at the end of the game I decided to make two changes with Anthony Elanga and Jesse Lingard.”

“It was very important to progress into the next round. Yes [confidence is important] especially for strikers – it’s important that they score goals on and off, that there are moments of success,” he added. “Of course, it would be good, for example, for Marcus if he could score a goal but as long as he’s trying, as long as he’s training well I don’t see that much of a problem.”

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