Following a slow start of the season, Marcus Rashford has been able to turn the corner and recently tallied his 17th score of the season, but it wasn’t enough to lift his team past Manchester City.
The 22-year-old scored United’s lone goal during their humiliating 3-1 home loss vs. Manchester City for the first leg of the Carabao Cup semifinal.
That score gives the Red Devils a bit of hope ahead of the second leg, but truth to be told, the Citizens completely demolished their defense and could’ve won by 4 to 5 goals.
That’s why former Manchester City full-back Micah Richards claimed that he was actually ‘sorry’ for Marcus Rashford, as he feels like his talents are going to waste at Old Trafford and he could be a world-class striker at Manchester City:
“I feel a bit sorry for Rashford because if he was in City’s team he would get 40 goals a season.“Obviously on the counter with Anthony Martial, Daniel James, and Jesse Lingard they look good. Sometimes the counter-attack is not on. Look at Man City’s midfield compared to United’s, that is no disrespect but Kevin De Bruyne’s first option is a forward pass. When I see United play it is always a little too safe, it is: ‘I don’t want to make a mistake today’. Look at City’s midfielders, their first option is to play forward,” Richards told Sky Sports.
Rashford has been one of the few bright spots for the Red Devils this season as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to prove that he’s not ready to take the reins of such a big club like Manchester United.
The Norweigan boss is unlikely to stay in charge of the team for long, so it’ll be interesting to see whether his replacement is able to make the most of such a talented young striker like Rashford. Hopefully, that’ll be the case.