Bryan Robson names the one thing Marcus Rashford must improve

Bryan Robson wants to see Marcus Rashford improve his finishing at Manchester United

Marcus Rashford
Manchester United star Marcus Rashford Photo: Tag Heuer

Bryan Robson has been happy with Marcus Rashford’s improvement at Manchester United in recent months – but he admits that he wants to see the attacker improve his finishing.

The England international has earned plenty of new admirers in recent years after initially breaking onto the scene at Old Trafford when Louis van Gaal was in charge of the club.

Rashford turned 21 last week and he has been in solid form for Jose Mourinho’s men so far this season, scoring three goals and making two assists in all competitions.

However, Rashford is still far from a regular starter in Mourinho’s team. This season, he has only started four of Manchester United’s 10 Premier League games heading into this weekend’s round of fixtures.

The 21-year-old will be hoping to feature when Manchester United take on Bournemouth in the early kick-off on Saturday in the Premier League.

Manchester United legend Robson feels that Rashford has been in solid form recently, but he also wants to see him step his game up in front of goal.

Speaking to Manchester United’s website, Robson said: “I think you always want to improve and better yourself,” the former Reds no.7 told ManUtd.com. “Marcus is in a great position, he’s been in the first-team squad for over three years now.

“You can see him maturing, he’s building his stamina and strength, and he’s looking really good and sharp at the moment. With Marcus just turning 21 – happy birthday, Marcus! – he’s going in the right direction.”

He continued: “The only thing I would like to see is his finishing just being that little bit better, where we get Marcus up to something like 20 or 30 goals in a season, whether he’s playing out wide or through the middle.

“He’s adapted really well, because he has been playing wide as a player for quite some time now – he hasn’t had too many chances through the middle as a centre-forward.

“But I think it educates you as a player and Marcus is definitely going the right way to be a top-class player for Manchester United over the years ahead.”

Manchester United head into Saturday’s game with Bournemouth looking to make it back to back wins in the Premier League for just the second time this season.

The Red Devils claimed a 2-1 win over Everton in the top flight at Old Trafford last weekend to leave them eighth in the table and nine points off top spot heading into this weekend’s round of fixtures.

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