Owen Doesn’t Think Rashford Can Lead The Line For Manchester United

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford started the new season on a bang with two goals in a 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea but the 21-year-old has failed to score again in the next three games for Manchester United, and even missed a penalty in the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.

Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen doesn’t think Rashford has enough quality to lead the line for United this season, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made him his number one striker for the new season.

“I don’t think scoring goals is what he goes to bed craving,” said Owen about Rashford. “I think it is overall performance, chipping in with goals, assists, everything.

“He is a better all-round player than me. He has a great touch and all-round skill that I never had, but he hasn’t got the killer instinct that I had. I was just obsessed.

“Players like Robbie Fowler, Sergio Aguero or Harry Kane – these people who are obsessed with goals. I don’t think he is obsessed with goals.

“You can definitely improve your finishing, but I don’t think you can improve your instinct.

“I know Rashford was never a centre-forward as a kid. He always wanted to play wide or as a number 10 and I know his coaches at the Man Utd academy were always encouraging him to follow the ball in, get tap-ins.

“He will always score a decent number of goals but when you mention Aguero, that cold-blooded constantly thinking about goals, I don’t think (he has got that).”