Pundit: Unsung Man United star can hit top form

Annette Crawford
September 18, 2018

"I'm not saying Jose Mourinho is wrong and should play Rashford ahead of Lukaku - I'm not saying that, because he shouldn't, Lukaku is better than him". The reason I said what I said is because I am talking about Rashford in terms of a centre forward.

Rashford, who is in his fourth season as a senior Manchester United player, has been forced to be content with a place on the bench for the majority of his career to date and Carragher reckoned that a switch to Everton would benefit him.

Jose Mourinho had even been tipped to leave Old Trafford later on this season following a tumultuous pre-season characterised by the manager's rants to the press and early back-to-back defeats to Brighton and Tottenham. If he does, I feel he'd have to move away.

"But the one he didn't say was that since Jose has arrived, Rashford has started at centre forward only 12 times in the Premier League".

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Marcus Rashford will start in Manchester United's Champions League opener away to Young Boys on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old forward starred for England over the worldwide break but hasn't been included in a Man United XI for over a month. Now he may have changed - he may be happy playing on the left or the right, or staying at Manchester United. Do I feel if we have to go to play a big massive game am I going to start that game all the time? You would say: 'If you want to win every game, gaffer, I should be starting'. But my whole point was that it's the most hard position to come through at a top-six club. Then he ends up becoming a squad player, never nailing down a centre-forward position.

Welbeck, a former United youngster himself, came through as a striker but was moved to the flanks and became a utility player. He is still a squad player and does the same for England.

'What I mean by that is that he came through at United as a centre-forward, then used on the left, then the right, he was delighted to get minutes and all these things. He does the same for England and that's what you don't want, ' the pundit concluded.

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