Jamie Carragher: 21-year-old can be Man United’s ‘main man’

The Liverpool FC legend believes Marcus Rashford can blossom into Manchester United's top striker

Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford (Photo: Tag Heuer)

Jamie Carragher doesn’t believe Manchester United will need to sign a new striker in the summer if Marcus Rashford continues his scintillating form.

The England international has been in brilliant form since former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December.

Rashford has scored six times in 10 games in all competitions to help Solskjaer remain unbeaten since taking over the reins of the 20-time English champions.

Manchester United were 1-0 winners against Leicester City on Sunday afternoon after Rashford collected Paul Pogba’s pass and finished instinctively past Kasper Schmeichel.

Rashford’s form has kept Romelu Lukaku out of the Manchester United team despite the Belgian forward being the club’s second-most expensive signing behind Pogba.

Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher believes Rashford is capable of blossoming into Manchester United’s first-choice striker.

Carragher told Sky Sports: “The form he’s in at the moment, if he continues that, they won’t need to buy anyone else or bring Romelu Lukaku back into the side. He can be United’s main man.

“I was at this ground to see England against Switzerland and we debated that night whether Rashford could ever be that man.

“I was doubtful of that but what’s happened under the interim manager – we talk about an audition for the manager but Rashford can make himself United’s centre-forward, show he can be the man to take you to a title or a Champions League.”

Rashford featured regularly under Solskjaer’s predecessor Mourinho, but the Portuguese head coach tended to use the England international out of position on the wing.

However, the England international has flourished in a central role in the Red Devils side.

Rashford has netted nine goals and has made six assists in 23 games in the Premier League this season.

The Red Devils will take on Fulham in their next Premier League fixture at Craven Cottage in Saturday’s early kick-off.

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