Paul Scholes explains why Marcus Rashford struggles in Man United role

The Man United legend believes Marcus Rashford needs more support from his team-mates

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

Paul Scholes doesn’t believe Marcus Rashford gets enough help from his Manchester United team-mates when the England international plays in a striker role.

The Red Devils welcomed Young Boys to Old Trafford in the Champions League on Tuesday night in pursuit of a place in the knockout stage.

Jose Mourinho opted to start Rashford in a central role up front as Belgium international Romelu Lukaku dropped to the bench for the European clash.

Rashford, though, was unable to get on the score sheet in Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over the Swiss side after Marouane Fellaini netted an added-time winner.

The 21-year-old missed a clear opportunity to get on the score sheet in the Champions League clash to frustrate his manager.

The Manchester-born striker is on a difficult run of form following a return of one goal in his last eight games in all competitions after finding the net against Bournemouth at the start of the month.

Former England international Scholes believes Rashford needs more support from his team-mates if the Manchester United product is to flourish in Mourinho’s team.

“I like to see partnerships in teams. A midfield player seeing a centre forward, having a link with him. I just don’t see it in this team,” Scholes told BT Sport.

“I can see Rashford making runs but I can’t see a player who’s going to pass the ball to him.

“Creativity is a big problem in that team. Fred we don’t know too much about.

“We know Fellaini and Matic are not going to be threading passes. I just don’t see a midfielder who is going to look for a centre forward.”

Manchester United booked their place in the Champions League group stage thanks to their 1-0 win over Young Boys.

The Red Devils will make the long trip to Southampton in their next Premier League fixture on Saturday.

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