‘Don’t be silly’ – Luke Shaw clears up response to call for Manchester United to bench two teammates

Rashford and Martial were both dropped on Wednesday evening as United beat Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford, with both goals coming from Scott McTominay. The pair started at Newcastle on Saturday but were both abysmal before being hooked by Erik ten Hag on the hour mark.

In their absence, United produced one of their better performances this season back at Old Trafford and there was a stark contrast between their lack of effort and the energy coming from the likes of Rasmus Hojlund, Alejandro Garnacho and Antony. Supporters have long called for Rashford to be dropped amid a baron run of one goal all season.

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Former United left-back Patrice Evra was on punditry duty for Prime Video on Wednesday and speaking after full-time, the Frenchman gave his verdict on the dropped pair. He said: “I think it will be tough for Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to come back into the starting 11.”

Those quotes were relayed in a tweet from @centredevils and seemingly &aposliked&apos by Shaw. The left-back quickly &aposunliked&apos the post but not before the eagle-eyed fans took notice.

Another account posted a screenshot of the post in Shaw&aposs &aposliked&apos column and the United man was forced to respond. He wrote: “Come on don&apost be silly, obviously not intentional [face palm emoji].”

Shaw spent much of last season working in tandem with Rashford on the left-wing and the pair were excellent together in a successful campaign. But the left-back has been absent for large portions this term after picking up a muscular injury in the 2-0 defeat at Tottenham in August.