Thierry Henry urges Jose Mourinho to give Marcus Rashford more minutes

by Tanveer Arayan


Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has urged Jose Mourinho to give Marcus Rashford more chances as a central striker for Manchester United this season.

He burst onto the scene just over a year ago and enjoyed a remarkable breakthrough season, cementing his place in the first-team, scoring on his England debut and was able to feature at Euro 2016.

The 19-year-old has been deployed on the wings for the majority of the campaign, with summer arrival Zlatan Ibrahimovic doing a spectacular job of leading the line.

Speaking about the situation, Henry insists Rashford needs opportunities to build up confidence and momentum.

“We were expecting a bit more, not in terms of what he’s doing on the pitch but to see him more in the middle,” he said.

“I’ve seen the likes of Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen break through and they played the whole season, every season.

“It’s great for Rashford that you have guys like Rooney and Ibrahimovic to learn from but they are stopping you at times.

“I like the fact he’s understanding that he needs to learn in order to play. Back in the days of 4-4-2 it would give a manager two options up front.

“It’s good for him to learn to play on the left or right of a three and when he learns that he will be lethal.”

While Rashford may not have the same chances down the middle, he has a once in the life time opportunity to learn from one of the best forwards in the world.

He’s only at the start of his career and once the big Swede decides to take his career elsewhere, there’s no doubt Rashford will be ready to lead the line.

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