Marcus Rashford would fit in at Manchester City, according to ex-Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood, who believes Pep Guardiola should sign the striker.
Sherwood believes that Rashford could be reinvented under Guardiola’s management at City, as he says the Catalan would play the forward “exactly how he needs to be played”. Of course, for that to happen, the two clubs would need to reach a stunning agreement; the last first-team player to move between the two clubs was Carlos Tevez, although he left United as a free agent before joining City.
THE BIGGER PICTURE
Rashford has struggled this season and has scored just one competitive goal, scoring in September’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal. Since then, he has gone six league games without a goal involvement, with United winning three and losing three of those games.
WHAT THEY SAID
Sherwood told William Hill: “In my opinion Marcus Rashford is good enough to play for Manchester City, but having watched him for Manchester United over the past few months I’d be called crazy for that. I believe that he is good enough to play for City and that Pep Guardiola would take him. He would work with him and he would play him exactly how he needs to be played. When he plays for England he doesn’t play badly.
“He needs people playing in and around him giving him the ball in the correct areas. He gets some criticism for not tracking back but if he’s not getting the ball when he’s forward, why would he be willing to do that? If you keep giving him the ball in the correct areas then he’ll put a shift and for the team and Guardiola would make sure of that.”
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
United are next in action this weekend against Fulham, and Rashford will hope to finally end his goalless run.