Manchester United are preparing for a tough trip to Crystal Palace this evening – and supporters are already annoyed with the team line-up before a ball has even been kicked after Marcus Rashford was left on the bench.
United can climb back into second place in the Premier League if they collect all three points from the relegation-threatened Eagles, and some thought Rashford would be chosen to come into the starting XI given Anthony Martial is out injured.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 5, 2018
But Jose Mourinho has instead opted for Jesse Lingard on the left-wing, with Rashford forced to kick his heels on the subs bench one more time.
Rashford last started a Premier League match for United in the 2-2 draw at home to Burnley on Boxing Day and has played just 311 minutes of football since then, only 128 minutes of which have come in the league – and those stats are staring to get on the nerves of some Red Devils fans:
Give Rashford a chance @ManUtd
— Ambivert ⚡ (@thabang_IM) March 5, 2018
Rashford need to move to another club before he turn into another useless player under Mourinho
— The Instigator (@AmBlujay) March 5, 2018
Why have rashford on the bench ffs ! Give him a chance man but we got to do this 🙌🏾👌🏾💯 #mufc
— Nat (@Natodt90) March 5, 2018
PLAY RASHFORD FOR FUCK SAKE !!! https://t.co/QvJgtZnmtS
— Tomos Rhys Watson (@TRW91) March 5, 2018
AND WHY DONT YOU GIVE RASHFORD A START HE HASNT PLAYED IN AGESSS
— 👐❌ (@David_de_Goat) March 5, 2018
Thought rashford would start tbh.
— jamie mufc gretton (@gretton123) March 5, 2018
Mourinho y are u not playing Rashford https://t.co/lnVbDaGJc3
— ObOtSam (@ObOt54435945) March 5, 2018
Lingard is absolutely wank on the wing, rather Mata or Rashford played.
— The Singh In The North 👳🏽 (@manvir_12) March 5, 2018
Ffs. Start Rashford for once #mufc
— Dan Taylor (@dhanitaylor) March 5, 2018
Rashford is a permanent bench warmer now https://t.co/8RrJFAzaPz
— spyTheMan (@Titus3D) March 5, 2018
Rashford should be starting as Martial is out cz Mourinho came out and said the two want to play the same position so he should now get his chance. Lingard deserves to start but Sanchez needs a break #crymun
— Renard Grant (@booki16) March 5, 2018
No rashford no shaw ! Fucking young And Sanchez are shite !
— Chad Swales (@Cswales23) March 5, 2018
It’s a fairly strong United team that’ll turn out at Selhurst Park, but should Rashford be starting?
What do you think?