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Inside Marcus Rashford's Man Utd malaise: Just two goals, one shot every two hours and 'shocking' body language

It is hard to think of a sharper fall from grace for a footballer who should be enjoying the peak years of his career. Just under a year ago, Marcus Rashford was in the form of his life and looking like one of the best players in the world. It is no exaggeration to say that he was rivalling Kylian Mbappe as the top left-sided forward on the planet, and Paris Saint-Germain were interested in signing him as a potential replacement for the want-away France superstar.

But now Rashford looks a shadow of the player he was 12 months ago. The forward who scored 30 times in all competitions last season has just two goals to his name five months into this campaign.

It is not just his lack of goals that is attracting criticism. Rashford is barely creating any chances, for himself or his Manchester United team-mates, and he is not helping his team out by tracking back or supporting the defence. And with United looking abject whenever they play a half-decent team like Newcastle, his lack of work-rate is harming the team. He also looks thoroughly miserable.

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So what is eating away at United's homegrown superstar and how can United help him get back on track?