Paul Scholes: Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford must start FA Cup semi-final

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has claimed that both Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford must start the FA Cup semi-final ahead of Alexis Sanchez.

Jose Mourinho‘s men travel to Wembley to face off against Tottenham as they chase their only chance of silverware in the famous competition.

The Portuguese manager claimed that the match against Bournemouth on Wednesday evening was an opportunity for certain players to impress and get their foot in the door for the squad selection on Sunday.

Martial and Rashford were both given starts and both put in impressive displays with Scholes claiming he’s seen enough to know they must start ahead of Sanchez.

The Chilean international has had a turbulent start to his United career and despite impressing recently may just have had the rug pulled from under him by the two youngsters.

According to the Mirror, Paul said on BT Sport: “I think the big decision is who plays either side of Lukaku. I’d go Rashford and Martial but I think he [Mourinho] will probably bring Sanchez back into it.

“I just don’t think his [Sanchez] form has been good enough. I think he’s been quite predictable – we all know the talent he’s got.

“Obviously there is a magnificent player in there but at Manchester United he’s just not showing it yet. I think Martial and Rashford are a better option.”

Paul Scholes is definitely a fan of Anthony and Marcus having lauded the pair previously so there’s no surprise he wishes they would start against Spurs.

The, arguably, more important aspect of starting the Frenchman ahead of Alexis is that he offers more fluidity than the latter.

When Paul Pogba and the former Arsenal man play together they always seem to get into each others space with Mourinho even opting to move the midfielder to the right side of the pitch to amend the situation.

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