“Theo Walcott Syndrome” Sky Sports Pundit Questions United Star’s Lack Of Consistency

“Theo Walcott Syndrome” Sky Sports Pundit Questions United Star’s Lack Of Consistency

Former England full-back Danny Mills says he is perplexed by Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford’s lack of consistency. The forward scored two against Chelsea last week but struggled in the 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday.

Mills likens the 22-year-old to Theo Walcott, and the Sky Sports pundit believes Rashford must try to maintain his level of performance from game to game:

“One minute he’s a world-beater and the next you are going, ‘what’s happened? He’s gone?’ It’s not quite as dramatic, but it’s almost like ‘Theo Walcott syndrome’. He’d score a hat-trick and you’d think, ‘oh my goodness, he’s arrived! That’s it, he is going to kick on’. But then he went missing for the next five or six games.”


There is no doubting Rashford’s talent, but there is more than a grain of truth to what Mills is saying about the England star’s consistency.

Of course, the forward is still young and it must be pointed out that he picked up a knock to his knee in the win over Chelsea, and may have not been firing on all cylinders at the weekend.

Even so, Rashford’s form is patchy, with his seven goals coming in five matches this campaign, while he has drawn blanks in ten other games.