Former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Scholes, has suggested that Marcus Rashford doesn’t know his own strengths.
The United legend made the suggestion while speaking on BT Sport recently, as United lost 2-1 to Istanbul Bakasehir in the UEFA Champions League.
Scholes compared Rashford to Nani, who he claimed had to constantly be reminded of his abilities, because he almost didn’t realize he had them.
The Englishman told BT Sport: “Players need to know their strengths. Marcus’ strengths is running in behind, Mason Greenwood’s strength is running in behind because of his pace.
“Now if you’ve got time on the ball you should be able to play that ball over the top to them. If you’re a central midfielder for Manchester United you should be able to play that ball over the top. I’m not sure if Fred is. He might be.
“I was lucky enough to play with great forwards – Robin [van Persie], [Ruud] van Nistelrooy, Andy Cole, all players who ran in behind and you didn’t need to tell them.
“I probably only played with one player who you had to constantly tell – it was Nani. Nani had the strength to run in behind people but you had to keep telling him.
“It looks like Marcus is the same. You’re the quick players in the team. You want to stretch the team. OK if it’s not on, if Fred can’t make the pass then create space for your [Paul] Pogbas for your [Bruno] Fernandes, because the back four are pinned back. Sometimes Fred needs to demand more.”
Rashford has already had a decent start to the season, but perhaps, he could do more considering how young he is.