Former French striker of Manchester United, Louis Saha has said that Marcus Rashford is not yet a ‘world class striker’, as according to him the Englishman is not as ‘deadly’ enough in front of the gate.
Rashford has enjoyed rapid career growth since exploding on the first team at Old Trafford as a teenager in 2016.
The English international has scored 77 goals in his first 232 appearances in all competitions for United, while also securing 45 assists, winning three more trophies.
The 2019-20 season was more fruitful for Rashford with the United shirt as his 22 goals helped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team finally secure third place in the Premier League by qualifying for the Champions League.
However, the 23-year-old has only three goals from his first 10 games this season in the Premier League and Saha says he still has to work on a few things in order to reach the level of legends like Ruud van Nistelrooy and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Marcus Rashford is a world-class striker, but he is not yet a world-class center-forward. “When you look around the world, there are not many players who play for big clubs like Manchester United and perform on a big stage with his country,” Saha initially told Genting Bet.
“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 is a great striker.”
“A center-forward is another animal, a center-forward is someone who is really thirsty and you can see in his face that they want to score all the time and will focus on how to maximize the position where he can to mark. “A center-forward is simply deadly.”
“This is what I learned from the game with Van Nistelrooy and David Trezeguet. “At the moment, Marcus Rashford is not a world-class center-forward, but he is a world-class striker.”
“Rashford still has the youth and the potential to do it – after Cristiano started in a certain position and is now the best center-forward you can imagine. “Being a center-forward is an attitude and they are obsessed with scoring goals, they will shout at any player who does not give them the ball and shout at themselves when they lose a goal,” concluded the former French striker. / Telegraph /