Paul Scholes insists 20-year-old deserves to start in Man United v Tottenham

The Man United legend wants to see Marcus Rashford start against Spurs in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Man United legend Paul Scholes Photo: Screen grab

Paul Scholes has put forward a case for Marcus Rashford to start in Manchester United’s FA Cup semi-final clash against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

The England international was given the chance to impress at Bournemouth on Wednesday night after Jose Mourinho made wholesale changes for the trip to the south coast.

Manchester United suffered a humiliating 1-0 loss to the Premier League’s basement club West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford last weekend.

Rashford impressed with his creativity and pace as Manchester United eased to a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium mid-week.

Manchester United will take on Spurs in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday as the Red Devils look to end the season with some silverware.

January signing Alexis Sanchez has only scored two goals in 14 games since his move to Manchester United from Arsenal in a swap deal.

Former Manchester United star Scholes believes Rashford should start against Tottenham in the FA Cup last-four clash at Wembley.

“He was excellent [against Bournemouth],” Scholes told BT Sport.

“He brings legs and excitement to the team. He can go either way and fly past people. He’s capable of scoring goals and he’s put his hat in the ring for Saturday.”

The England striker has scored six goals and has made five assists in 15 starts and 16 substitute appearances in the Premier League this term.

The Red Devils forward has been linked with a potential exit at the end of the season following a frustrating campaign.

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