Rio Ferdinand urges Manchester United to start Marcus Rashford regularly

Manchester legend-turned-pundit Rio Ferdinand believes the Red Devils should start Marcus Rashford on a regular basis, if they are to get the best out of his abilities. The 21-year-old has been in-and-out of the starting XI for the Red Devils during the opening campaign but he has nevertheless scored vital goals including the winner at Bournemouth on Saturday.

Speaking after that game, Ferdinand highlighted that Rashford has the potential to become a world-beater but needs to be nurtured on the right path with regular gametime, he told BT Sport: “Marcus Rashford is a great talent who needs to be nurtured. Mourinho has given him opportunities, he’s played many, many minutes.
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Arsenal legend defends Romelu Lukaku amid the recent goalscoring drought

Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Paul Merson has backed Romelu Lukaku to come good for Manchester United despite his recent goal drought. The Belgium international started the season in a good note with four goals coming in no time but he has since gone through a run of eight matches across all competitions for United without scoring.

As such, there has been plenty of criticism labelled towards the former Everton man but Merson feels the blame should be put on the players behind him who have not created enough, he told Sky Sports: “Lukaku went to Manchester United to score bundles of goals and get bundles of chances. He’s playing in a team at the moment, up front, on his own, that are playing like a bottom-half team… a relegation team. He should be getting seven chances a game at Old Trafford. Does he trust the players he’s playing with?”
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