Paul Scholes: This top Man United player can replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Paul Scholes believes Marcus Rashford is capable of replacing Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic Photo: Hublot

Paul Scholes is confident that Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford fill Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s void.

The former Sweden international picked up what looked like a serious injury in the second half of Manchester United’s 2-1 extra-time win against Anderlecht on Thursday night.

Rashford started the second leg on the left wing but Jose Mourinho shuffled the England international into a centre-forward role in extra time at Old Trafford.

And the 19-year-old scored an 107th-minute winner to book Manchester United’s place in the semi-final draw.

Rashford has scored 11 times in 47 games in all competitions for the 20-time English champions in the 2016-17 season under Louis van Gaal’s successor Mourinho.

The Manchester United teenager has struggled to perform under the Dutchman’s replacement in the current campaign and has been forced to contend with a loss of form.

Speaking to BT Sport about how Manchester United can cope without Ibrahimovic, Scholes said:

“If Zlatan does miss out in these next few weeks, we know we’ve got a top player [in Rashford] who can come in and replace him.”

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Ibrahimovic has scored 28 times in all competitions in his first season in English football.

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