11 Sep Man Utd information: Marcus Rashford at risk of changing into modern-day Theo Walcott, says Stan Collymore
The previous England worldwide desires the Manchester United striker to determine whether or not he desires to be a central striker or vast ahead
Marcus Rashford has been warned that he faces changing into “the modern-day Theo Walcott”, with Stan Collymore urging the Manchester United and England star to make a definitive resolution on his greatest place.
As issues stand, the 21-year-old continues to change between roles as a central striker and a large ahead.
He has operated in each positions for membership and nation, however is but to nail down common sport time in both.
Collymore feels that’s holding the Previous Trafford academy graduate again, with present Everton winger Walcott one other instance of a participant who promised a lot however didn’t unlock his full potential.
“If Rashford isn’t cautious then, sooner reasonably than later, he’s going to seek out himself solid because the modern-day Theo Walcott,” Collymore, who earned three caps for England, advised The Mirror.
“Somebody who isn’t seen as an out-and-out winger or straight-up No.9 however a Jack of all trades as a ahead and grasp of none.
“That’s why now could be the right time for him to determine whether or not that’s the best way he desires to go. Or would he reasonably be a participant who lives or dies as a No.9.
“If he’s pleased to play wherever if it means being an England common then that’s his name.
“But when that’s the case over the subsequent 5 to 10 years then I fear concerning the detrimental influence such a call might have on his membership profession due to the message it sends.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might properly be forgiven for pondering, ‘Properly, if this lad doesn’t have the arrogance to again himself as England’s predominant No.9 then why ought to I again him at arguably the most important membership on the planet? I’ll exit and purchase an off-the-peg goalscorer in that case, somebody who is aware of precisely what they’re and what they wish to be’.
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“There’s no manner Rashford can toddle off with England each few months and play out vast after which return to Previous Trafford and play like Ruud van Nistelrooy. So there’s a possible drawback brewing for him.
“And at 21, perhaps now could be the time for him to say, ‘You already know what, I won’t get into the subsequent three squads if I say I am going to solely play as a No.9. But when that’s the case then I’ll return to Carrington throughout worldwide breaks and say, ‘Gaffer, train me every part I must learn about working inside the width of the 18-yard field and taking part in with my again to purpose’.”
Rashford has netted 47 occasions in 174 appearances for United, whereas recording seven objectives in 33 outings for his nation.