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Rashford is not world-class, says former United player

Sat 12 December 2020 | 12:27

Saha believes that Rashford is a world-class forward but he is not a world-class striker.

It’s been a few years since

Marcus Rashford

’s debut for

Manchester United

. The academy product now is a star for his team and the national team and is expected to deliver when it matters. He already scored some crucial goals for United but in the match against Leipzig, it wasn’t his night.

He started alongside Mason Greenwood while Cavani and Martial missed the match but he could not carry the weight of the team.

Saha

, Manchester United’s former striker believes Rashford is not world-class striker yet.

"Marcus Rashford is a world-class forward but he isn’t yet a world-class striker,"

the former United frontman told Genting Bet. 

"When you look around the world, there aren’t many players playing for big clubs such as Manchester United and perform on a big stage with his country.

"But Rashford can do whatever you want from him, he can defend when you need to and he can actually attack and create his own goals, score free kicks. He's a top forward.

"A striker is a different animal, a striker is someone who is really eager and you can see in his face that they want to score all the time and will focus on how to maximise the position where he can score. They won’t try to find that kind of ‘nice look’, a striker is just deadly. 

"This is what I learnt from playing with the likes of Van Nistelrooy and David Trezeguet. At this moment, Marcus Rashford isn’t a world-class striker, but he’s a world-class forward.

"Rashford still has the youth and the potential to do it - as Cristiano started in a certain position and now is the best striker you can ever imagine. Being a striker is an attitude and they obsess about scoring goals, they’re going to shout at any player that doesn't give them the ball and you shout to yourself because you miss a goal."

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