Manchester United star Marcus Rashford may not end up being regarded as one of England’s greatest ever strikers if the Red Devils sign a player to become the club’s long-term centre-forward, claims former Crystal Palace ace Clinton Morrison. Rashford first burst onto the scene at United in 2015 as a central striker but has enjoyed the majority of his success to date playing from wide left.
Despite missing the last two months due to injury, the 22-year-old remains United’s leading scorer this season with 19 goals in all competitions.
Speaking on talkSPORT on Wednesday, Morrison was discussing who he rates as England’s greatest strikers of all time.
The pundit was asked which current English players he can see going down as all-time greats.
Morrison named Rashford, as well as Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham who has scored 15 goals in his first full season in the Blues first team.
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But he warned Rashford may not be able to fulfil his potential as a central striker if a new United signing blocks his path.
“You know what, I think Marcus Rashford, I think Marcus Rashford’s got huge potential,” Morrison said.
“Maybe even Tammy Abraham, I think those two, I watch them as strikers.
“But then it’s difficult for Rashford because he’s at a club like Man United and will they bring in a big No 9 that is an out-and-out goalscorer?
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“Because Rashford can play out wide and I just think playing out wide is sometimes difficult, you can’t be judged as an out-and-out striker.
“But I believe if they did play him through the middle, I think he could become one of the best English strikers around.
“I like him, he’s ice cool when he’s in front of goal and he can score all types of goals.
“So I’d say Rashford, I’d say Tammy Abraham, he’s still got a lot to learn but his first season at Chelsea he’s scored a lot of goals.
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“So there is a lot of good, young English talent coming through and I can just see it’s going be good news for England in the future because there are a lot of exciting players coming through.”
Recently, Rashford’s United team-mate Daniel James revealed the quickest three players at Old Trafford in his opinion.
“It would be me, Diogo [Dalot] and Marcus [Rashford],” James said.
“I’ve not seen him full sprint, we’d have a good race I think.
“Aaron [Wan-Bissaka] is very quick, I don’t think people realise how quick he is but [Diogo] is rapid. I don’t think you’ve probably seen it as much.”
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