Glenn Hoddle claims Man Utd star could force Rashford out of starting XI

Date published: Tuesday 7th July 2020 10:02 - Robert McCarthy

Glenn Hoddle believes Mason Greenwood “will push Marcus Rashford out” of the Man Utd side due to his superior finishing.

Greenwood has been in sensational form over the last couple of matches. He provided an assist and a goal in the win over Brighton before scoring a brace against Bournemouth.

Rashford has started 26 Premier League matches for United this season, compared to Greenwood’s seven. But former England boss Hoddle reckons that could soon reverse.

“I think he’s a wonderful player now and he’s only going to get better and better,” Hoddle told Premier League Productions.

“I’m really impressed with the two feet. I love to see players play with two feet. He’s got a right foot and he’s got a left foot. I think Phil [Neville] is right about playing him right in a wide berth. Will he end up down the middle? Maybe, maybe not.

“I think he will push Marcus Rashford out of the team. There’s a quote. I think he will end up being a far better clinical finisher and in the end I think you’re going to have to put this lad in first ahead of anyone else.

“Their front three at the moment is working really well for them. [But] when you look at Martial [and Rashford] they’re all wingers really; they want to play wide.

“So if they did go and get a centre forward, I think he could play round a real main focal centre forward and have him playing round there. Wow! He could be anything with the two feet.”

 

 

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly wants to sign a left-footed centre-back, after footage suggested the Manchester United boss made his plans clear to Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake.

BT Sport cameras captured Solskjaer’s chat with left-footed defender Ake after United’s 5-2 win on Saturday.

The Norwegian manager congratulated Ake for his performance and allegedly told the Dutchman: “We need a left-footed centre-back, so keep going.”

According to Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph, Solskjaer’s plan is indeed to recruit a left-footed defender.

The journalist claims Solskjaer wants a top replacement for Marcos Rojo, who will not feature in United’s rebuild.

Solskjaer’s first-choice pairing is Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof, along with several other options.

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