Keane calls on Man United forward to improve finishing

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has told Marcus Rashford to “improve his finishing”, despite the teenager sending his team into the semi-finals of the Europa League on Thursday night.

Rashford’s extra-time strike against Anderlecht secured a 2-1 win for Man United, sending the Red Devils into the semi-finals of the competition courtesy of a 3-2 aggregate success over the Belgian outfit.

Rashford was the home side’s most impressive player on the night, but Keane has insisted that the England international still has a lot to learn in the final third of the field if he wants to become a regular scorer at the highest level.

Keane told ITV:

“It was just as well that Rashford scored the winner because you would have been waiting for him in the dressing room after the chances he missed.

“In his defence, he is still learning. Rashford’s pace is outstanding and he is getting into positions because of his pace and getting chances, but he needs to improve his finishing.

“People keep talking about his attitude on and off the pitch and an area of his game he has to improve on is his finishing.”

“When a player is that quick, they just depend on their pace all the time, but they have to practice and get used to making the right decisions. He has to get more shots on target. The one time he does get it on target, he scores the goal.”

Man United have been drawn against La Liga outfit Celta Vigo in the semi-finals of the competition. Meanwhile, Lyon and Ajax will clash in the other last-four fixture.

The winner of this season’s Europa League will gain an automatic spot into the group stages of the 2017-18 Champions League.

 


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