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Ex-Man Utd star criticises Rashford and Martial.

Former United defender Parker says Martial and Rashford need to put in more effort.

Man Utd stars Martial and Rashford have been urged to put in more effort [GETTY]
Man Utd stars Martial and Rashford have been urged to put in more effort [GETTY]

Ex-Manchester United right-back Paul Parker has ripped through Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, accusing both players of not putting enough effort to help the team.

The former Red Devils defender, who plied his trade at Old Trafford from 1991 to 96, is convinced that Mason Greenwood should get the nod ahead of Rashford and Martial.

After missing the first seven games due to a shoulder injury, England international Rashford has started only three matches for the Red Devils, while Martial has struggled to seal a spot in the team, starting just twice in United's opening 12 league games.

Martial's most recent start was in United's Champions League 2-0 win against Villarreal at the Estadio de la Cerámica, and Parker wonders how the Frenchman got into the starting lineup.

‘You’ve got a young Mason Greenwood, being a young lad you wonder where he head is at,’ the 57-year-old told Talk Of The Devils.

‘He was a key player a few weeks back, getting a good rapport at the back end of last season with Cavani and you could see Ronaldo was respecting what he was trying to achieve.

‘I would play Greenwood in front of Rashford all day long. I’m just thinking why Rashford gets so much game time.

‘You’re looking at it and there is nothing coming out of it to be perfectly honest. How does Martial get the game time in Villarreal, I really don’t know. It seems strange.

‘Okay, if you have a bad game you have a bad game. But when you see players who don’t want to work hard that is when questions need to be asked and Martial doesn’t want to work hard. Rashford doesn’t want to work hard. He doesn’t really want to.’

Manchester United sealed a 1-1 draw when Chelsea hosted them at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and they will host Arsenal at Old Trafford on Thursday.

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