Stan Collymore has said that Marcus Rashford’s goal for Manchester United against Norwich proved that former manager Jose Mourinho was wrong about the England international.
Rashford, who has been criticised in recent weeks for his lack of goal contributions, was impressive at Carrow Road on Sunday alongside Anthony Martial and Daniel James, as the Red Devils ran out 3-1 winners to claim their second successive away win.
Mourinho tended to play Rashford out wide when he was at the helm and said the 21-year-old didn’t have the ability to play as an out-and-out striker but writing in a column for the Daily Mirror, Collymore explained why the Portuguese was wrong.
“Marcus Rashford’s goal for Manchester United against Norwich made a mockery of suggestions he can’t play as a centre-forward,” the pundit said. “Touch, movement, finish: tick, tick, tick.
“Jose Mourinho reckons Rashford doesn’t have what it takes to play through the middle but maybe if he and some of the United coaches had actually coached the lad as a striker, he’d have scored plenty more of those types of goals.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should play him and Anthony Martial at the top of a good, old-fashioned 4-4-2, let them have 10 games together as a partnership and watch them thrive.”
United can make it three wins on the road in a row with victory in Wednesday’s EFL Cup clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.