Paul Scholes makes claim about Marcus Rashford at Man United

Paul Scholes says Marcus Rashford has proved himself worthy of leading Manchester United's attack

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford Photo: Tag Heuer

Paul Scholes believes that Marcus Rashford should be Manchester United’s first-choice striker in the big games moving forward.

The 19-year-old has earned plenty of praise for his performances for the Red Devils in recent weeks and was once again the star of the show as Manchester United beat Anderlecht 2-1 after extra-time in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Rashford also earned plenty of plaudits for his impressive display for Manchester United in the 2-0 win over Chelsea as he set the Red Devils on their way towards victory by scoring the opening goal.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is likely to be out of action for some time after suffering a nasty-looking knee injury in Thursday’s win.

But Scholes feels that Rashford should be Manchester United’s first-choice up front moving forward, regardless of whether the Swede is fit or not.

Asked to choose between Rashford or Ibrahimovic for the big games, Scholes told BT Sport: “It has to be Rashford.

“There may have been some doubt beforehand but after last Sunday [against Chelsea], I think that was the template for United to go on into these big games they’ve got coming up and into next year.

“Like I said, I still think there’s a place for Zlatan because he’s got so much quality, I just think in those big games when you need energy, you need someone who can get in behind players – and Rashford can do that.”

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Rashford will be hoping to lead the line when Manchester United take on Burnley in the Premier League at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon.

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