Rio Ferdinand gives honest verdict on 20-year-old at Man United

Rio Ferdinand delivers his verdict on Marcus Rashford's situation at Man United this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Rio Ferdinand
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand Photo: BT Sport

Rio Ferdinand has suggested that Jose Mourinho does not “trust” Marcus Rashford at Manchester United.

The striker is widely regarded as one of English football’s most promising attacking talents, but he appears to be firmly behind Romelu Lukaku in the pecking order at Old Trafford as things stand.

Rashford has showed plenty of promise with his strong performances for both club and country in recent seasons, but it seems that his playing time as a centre-forward at Manchester United is going to be limited as long as Lukaku is ahead of him.

Much has been made about Rashford’s lack of playing time, with the 20-year-old having only started one of Manchester United’s five Premier League games so far this season.

And former Red Devils defender Ferdinand feels that the whole issue stems from the fact that Mourinho doesn’t have full faith in the striker.

Speaking to BT Sport, Ferdinand said: “I look at it from Rashford’s point of view.

“If I am sitting there as Marcus Rashford and someone says to me, ‘Do you think your manager believes in you as his main, best striker and that he will build his team around you?’ I would say, ‘No. Because I am not starting every game’.

“You ask any player. Coming on as a sub — that means nothing.”

Manchester United are currently preparing for their Champions League clash against Young Boys away from home on Wednesday night.

The Red Devils are aiming to be one of the main contenders for the Premier League title this season as they look to bounce back from their trophyless campaign last term.

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