Marcus Rashford is 'not a good player and doesn't bring anything to the team', ex-Man Utd star controversially claims | The Sun

MARCUS RASHFORD has been slammed by former Manchester United star Paul Parker.

The two-time Premier League winner has insisted that the forward is "not good" and does not "bring anything to the team".

Rashford, 26, has struggled so far this season as he has only scored once in 14 appearances in all competitions.

His form is a far cry from last season when he netted an impressive 17 goals just in the Premier League for the Red Devils.

Parker, however, is not worried about his goalscoring and believes that his previous tally covered over cracks in his game.

He told Bettors: "Football is not about numbers. Football is not Cricket or Baseball.



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"But people keep using stats, which is wrong. Marcus Rashford doesn't bring anything to the team and I said the same thing last year, when he scored all these goals between November and April.

"He was never a good player, he was a goalscorer.

"People were calling me a traitor, they were calling me bitter, but this is not about bitterness.

"After that period with all these goals scored, people went mad with telling the club they should give him a new contract and tie him to the club.

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"Man United rushed to give him loads of money and now they are not being rewarded for what they invested in him. In any industry, you should be rewarded for consistency but he was rewarded after a few months and since then it has just been erratic.

"I have my opinion about him, and it's very clear. His goals cover all his cracks. He is not tracking back, he is not having any discipline and any fullback must hate to play behind him."

Parker believes that Rashford would be more influential if he played as a centre forward alongside Rasmus Hojlund.

The retired full back does not think that Rashford is able to achieve the success on the wing as Manchester City stars Jack Grealish or Phil Foden.

He added: "He doesn't bother with tracking back because he just wants his goals.

"We do need to remember that he has a certain skill set, but it's nowhere near players like Jack Grealish or Phil Foden. Nowhere near.

"He should never play as a left-wing, it's not going to work. He is not an inverted winger, and he is not Jack Grealish.

"My advice for him would be that he should not refuse to play as a centre forward or a right-winger. I think he can achieve something at least, if he plays as a centre forward next to Rasmus Hojlund.

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"But he could also play on the right wing. He should never play on the left wing, and even the right wing would require him to work harder.

"But if he plays on the right wing, he could bring directness and go on the outside and deliver an early cross."

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