Roy Keane was left frustrated with Marcus Rashford’s performance against Wigan (Picture: Getty)
Erik ten Hag’s side advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup following a routine 2-0 win against the League One side, but the scoreline hardly reflected the dominance the Red Devils enjoyed.
Ultimately, goals from Diogo Dalot and Bruno Fernandes settled a one-sided contest, but Keane was left dismayed by the travails of Rashford.
The 26-year-old has endured a difficult campaign during which he has scored just four goals from 31 appearances for club and country and has cut a frustrated figure in recent months.
Rashford missed a host of chances last night but it wasn’t just his wayward finishing that left Keane seething with another sub-par display.
The former United captain told ITV: I just wanted a bit more, I have high expectations of Rashford and I wanted a bit more.
‘Yeah there’s shots away, he’s got into one or two bad habits where he’s stopping the ball and trying flicks at the wrong time.
Marcus Rushford endured another difficult evening against Wigan in the FA Cup (Picture: Getty)
‘I don’t think he runs in behind enough. I think we were getting frustrated watching him. I think United fans are.
‘Man United playing against a League One side here. Marcus must walk off the pitch thinking, for all these opportunities I should be scoring or providing more assists.
‘Maybe a bit harsh but that’s because we expect a lot from him. He should be more explosive. It’s little details. I’d be looking for the seniors players to have a go at him.
‘He’s got in the habit of stopping the ball dead and that makes it easier to defend. We’re quick to criticise him for his body language but there were parts of his game tonight that frustrated me and hopefully frustrated his teammates for them to say, listen we expect more from you.’
Rashford was not the only United player guilty of being wasteful in front of goal with Rasmus Hojlund also firing blanks and Ten Hag agreed his side made life difficult for themselves by failing to make the most of the opportunities they created.
He said: ‘It’s all about the win but first half, the way we played, the performance, how we worked the ball, how we made our runs, the investment in the final third, we created a lot of chances and that was pleasing to see.
‘I think we should have scored more but the good thing is we created the chances.’
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Another frustrating night.