Marcus Rashford Announces Decision To Take a Break From Social Media

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Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has announced his decision to take a break from social media.

In a post shared on his social media handle, the English forward confirmed he will take time away from the platform to reset mentally after a difficult season with Manchester United.

‘It’s time to come off socials for a few weeks.

‘I plan to rest and reset mentally after a challenging season individually and collectively. Thanks to the fans that stood by me through a difficult period.

‘To the ones that didn’t just remember at United, we always stick together.’

Rashford suffered a heavy backlash in the just-concluded 2023-24 for his sharp decline and slack in form.

In 33 Premier League appearances, he scored 7 goals with 2 assists, including 0 goals, and 2 assists in United’s four Champions League matches.

Pertinently, Rashford’s 9 goal contributions for Manchester United in the just-concluded 2023-24 Premier League campaign was not his lowest season tally.

He recorded his lowest goal involvements in the 2016-17 and 2021-22 seasons when he tallied just 6 goal involvements throughout the campaign.

However, the 2016-17 tally came a year after his breakout into the United first-team when he was still nursing his burgeoning career.

His 2021-22 tally fell due to his wildly gutted minutes with the club. He managed 25 Premier League appearances that season.

While those below-par tallies were drowned in the normal flow of the season, his 2023-24 tally fell off the glares after his gigantic strides in the preceding campaign.

He arecorded a season-high 33 Premier League appearances for the club, making the minimal goal contributions more visible than ever.

Inevitably, Rashford’s difficult campaign with Manchester United dominated the headlines with pundits and fans calling out the player for his no-show with the Red Devils.

The criticisms got stronger when the player sunk into a partying scandal in Belfast, missing the training the next day.

And it worsened as England national team manager Gareth Southgate left him out of England’s 33-man provisional squad for the 2024 Euros.

Despite the setbacks, Rashford ended the season on a brilliant note, putting up an impressive 74-minute shift as United saw off Man City to win their 13th FA Cup.

It was a wholesome moment for the player, a healing triumph that lits his dark run in the campaign. And he could not help but break down in tears as he celebrated the victory.

With the torrent of criticisms on his performances in the just-concluded campaign, Rashford will be hoping to recover as he braces to return to elite-level performance in the next campaign, hence the decision to take a break from social media.

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