Rashford won’t be as clinical as Edinson Cavani

Marcus Rashford has been one of the key players for Manchester United under Solskjaer this season. However, his inconsistency in front of goal has seen him receive criticisms occasionally.

Man United icon Andy Cole has stated that he does not think that the forward is clinical enough to lead the line for the Red Devils. This is coming although Rashford already has 16 goals this season.

Despite the numbers, he still remains profligate and this was the case in the game against Everton at Old Trafford where he missed two big chances.

The match eventually ended 3 all, a result that saw them fall behind in points in the race for the Premier League title.

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Andy Cole scored 121 goals for Man United in his playing days between 1995 and 2001. He insisted that Edinson Cavani is more suited for the role of playing through the middle than Marcus Rashford.

Cavani. 33, has scored 256 goals in his career and made the move to Man United from PSG on a free transfer last summer.

“Marcus is not going to be a clinical center-forward like a Cavani,” said Cole during a chat on the Sunday Session on talkSPORT.

“Marcus will nick himself a certain amount of goals season in, season out, but he won’t be that individual you’re looking for to score 20/25 goals.

“I don’t think Marcus has got that clinical side in him.

“If you look at what Man United have now with Cavani; you know what you’re going to get [with him], it’s as simple as that.”

Meanwhile, Cavani has scored 7 goals for the Red Devils this season and has been preferred ahead of Anthony Martial in the pecking order. Former United player Gary Neville went on to state that Rashford and Greenwood must lean from Cavani’s work rate.


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“I have to say he’s been a revelation,” said Neville.

“His attitude, which is the only real question about him because his quality is fantastic, is spot on.

“His out of possession work is far better than Martial, Rashford and Greenwood.

“They’ve got a lot to learn those young players in terms of how he operates when Manchester United haven’t got the ball and I think ultimately, those young three I’ve named, haven’t grabbed that No.9 spot.

“He’s come in, off the bench to start with, then you see his movement when he’s started playing, they look more physical up front when he’s there and he’s done brilliantly for United in this last month or so.”