Rashford to fight for his place at Manchester United this season


Rashford to fight for his place at Manchester United this season

Rashford has indeed out-paced Ronaldo's early production with Manchester United, outscoring the former No. 7 in a direct comparison of the pair's first three seasons at Old Trafford.

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is arguably developing faster than Cristiano Ronaldo did, according to England manager Gareth Southgate. Possibly Everton is the sort of club you are looking at, just below the top six, for someone like Rashford, similar to what Lukaku did.

The 20-year-old has started just one game for United so far this season and will miss the next three through suspension following his red card in the 2-0 win over Burnley last time out.

A United source said: "Marcus loves the club and does not want to move but he wants to be a striker or at least play down the middle as a No 10. He's a huge admirer of him, but he's got his job to do", Southgate maintained. Is Rashford good enough to be Manchester United's centre-forward for them trying to win the Premier League or the Champions League?

"Jose thinks the world of Marcus", he said. They are going to have the League Cup and European football, so there's more opportunity that the squads will get rotated.

Mourinho's side will be looking to end Watford's flawless start in the new campaign in a Premier League match set for Vicarage Road. "For me, I was delighted because we really wanted to make him feel important over this period anyway".

After Rashford scored against Spain and Switzerland, Carragher added: "I don't see Rashford ever displacing Lukaku so long as he is there".

"It was important especially to get him in the penalty box and remembering the areas he needs to be scoring goals from".

"His confidence will be boosted I'm sure, two goals against top-quality opposition in both games".

Romelu Lukaku has been United's undisputed first-choice striker since arriving in a £75 million deal from Everton in the summer of 2017, leaving Rashford to get the majority of his first-team minutes from the substitutes' bench or starting on the wing.