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Paul Ince slams Rashford and Pogba for their performances

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Former Manchester United player who spent six seasons at the club gave his view of the current United situation.

After yet another poor performance in a derby against Arsenal, the critics are piling up for United’s star players.

Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba are usually the ones to take the first hit, and this time was no different.

Even though Rashford is battling injuries at the start of the season, the critics are merciless.

Paul Ince, former Manchester United player who played from 1989 to 1995 at Old Trafford, gave his thoughts on the situation.

According to Paddy Power, Ince said:

“Marcus Rashford is a concern for me, he’s struggling. You do need to remember that he’s played a lot of football for a kid so young, and there is so much pressure on him because United are so reliant on him.

“They haven’t gone out and bought a centre-forward, so the onus is on Rashford to perform consistently.

“United simply haven’t got a lethal striker, and Rashford doesn’t look like that to me yet either.

“The way he’s being played at the minute, and the over-reliance on him, is really impacting his performances and he knows that.

“As a young player you will lose your confidence, Rashford is clearly a little bit down and not quite right, and that’s where the leaders at the club need to recognise that and pull him up.

“He’s a talented player, but it’s not working for him at the moment.

“Technically he’s very good, but for me he lacks composure. When you look at players like Eric Cantona, Alan Shearer, Ian Wright, the composure they had was incredible.

“With Rashford, he gets a little touch excited and he either smashes it or looks unsure.

“My advice for him would to be to get out on that training ground, afternoon after afternoon, and work on it.

“Ole needs to get him working on it too, just take him to one side with a coach and get him working on his composure. It will improve him as a player – and in turn, his confidence will come back too.”

Pogba is getting bombed with criticism lately.

Even though Ince showed some compassion for Rashford due to his age, he slammed into Pogba by saying:

“Paul Pogba looks bang average again, too.

“Those young players need his guidance right now, they need nurturing and showing where they need to be on the pitch, and Pogba should take ownership of that.

‘We should be seeing that leadership. I’m not sure his head is in it, I believe his mind is on January, but he needs to take control of the team and of the youngsters that are trying to break through.”