Jamie Redknapp explains why Man United striker is struggling for sharpness
The former Liverpool midfielder believes Marcus Rashford isn't happy being used in a wide role at Manchester United
Jamie Redknapp says Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is lacking sharpness under new manager Jose Mourinho.
The England international hasn’t scored a Premier League goal since a 4-1 victory over defending champions Leicester City at Old Trafford in late September.
Rashford had netted three times in eight Premier League appearances ahead of this weekend’s football as he continues to be used in a wide role under Mourinho.
The 19-year-old announced himself to the Premier League in style last season after the teenager scored twice on his debut in a 3-2 win against Arsenal.
Former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp believes Rashford isn’t happy with a lack of playing time and isn’t content to be used in a winger role at Old Trafford.
“There have been times this season when I’ve looked at Rashford and wanted a bit more from him,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.
“He’s generally been restricted to a wide role but he’s not been as sharp as he was last year.
“Maybe that’s because he feels he should be starting, rather than being used from the bench. Maybe he feels he should be playing centre forward, rather than out wide.
“It may be born out of frustration.”
Rashford scored eight goals in 18 appearances in all competitions in his debut season under Mourinho’s predecessor Louis van Gaal.