Paul Scholes: Why I’m concerned about Man United striker Marcus Rashford

Man United legend Paul Scholes admits he's worried about Marcus Rashford's performances so far this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes (Photo: BT Sport)

Paul Scholes has admitted that he is concerned about Marcus Rashford’s performances playing through the middle in the Manchester United team.

The England striker started in a central role for Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Southampton at St Mary’s last weekend.

Rashford was unable to find the net despite the visitors creating a host of chances against the Saints after Daniel James’ opening goal.

The 21-year-old has made a slow start to the current campaign after Rashford netted twice in a 4-0 victory over Chelsea FC in their season opener last month.

Rashford missed a penalty in Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace in their last Premier League fixture at Old Trafford.

Former Manchester United midfielder Scholes isn’t sure whether Rashford is suited to a centre-forward role in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.

“I think that’s the big question – what actually is he? And it’s the same with Greenwood, Martial, he’s similar,” Scholes told Premier League Productions, as quoted by Metro.

“On that performance [against Southampton] he just didn’t look like a centre-forward.

“I don’t think you can judge it on one performance, he hasn’t played there a lot.

“He looks like the scorer of great goals rather than a great goalscorer to me.”

Manchester United have collected five points from their opening four games in the Premier League.

The Red Devils haven’t won a game since their rout of Chelsea FC at the start of the season.

Solskjaer signed Swansea City winger James, Crystal Palace defender Aaron-Wan-Bissaka and Leicester City centre-half Harry Maguire in the summer transfer window.

Manchester United will welcome Maguire’s former club Leicester to Old Trafford in their next Premier League fixture on Saturday 14 September.

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