Keown: I Feel Sorry For Marcus Rashford

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford cut an isolated figure up front at St James’ Park as United were beaten by struggling Newcastle 2-1 on Sunday evening.

Rashford lacked service from his teammates as United’s midfield was below par at St James Park, and it was no surprise when Newcastle debutant Matthew Longstaff fired past David de Gea in the 72nd minute.

United are now 12th in the league and just two points above the relegation zone.

Arsenal legend Martin Keown has admitted that he feels sorry for Rashford who had a difficult game against the Magpies.

Keown said on Match of the Day 2: “They started playing balls long into Rashford and I feel sorry for him because he’s surviving on scraps. But he should do better.

“Look at his body language… I think he’s starting to despair with what’s around him.”

Keown also revealed that he doesn’t want United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to lose his job as United have struggled in their last 11 away games.

United failing to win on the road in their last 11 matches in all competitions.

“You start to look at where the system is… where’s the intensity?” the former England centre-back added.

“I think the belief is ebbing away and this could be the beginning of the end for this manager. I don’t want to see a former player come in and leave the job but there has to be a spark, there has to be a reaction and it seems to just be spiraling out of control.

“This is a really poor result.”