Arsenal legend Ian Wright suggested on BBC Radio 5 Live’s The Monday Night Club show (September 3, 8.50pm) that Everton would be a good club for Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford to play for.
The England international was linked with a move away from Old Trafford in the summer.
However, after being handed the number 10 jersey by manager Jose Mourinho, many assumed that Rashford would have a starring role this season.
As it turns out, the attacker has started just one of the Red Devils’ four Premier League fixtures so far and has come off the bench in a further two.
At the weekend, Rashford came under hot water as he was sent off just 10 minutes into his appearance for United against Burnley.
While speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live’s The Monday Night Club show (September 3, 8.50pm), Wright suggested that if Rashford moved to Everton, he would rack up his goal tally.
“If he went to somewhere like Everton, at Everton right now, things are happening, something’s happening there, and it’s the kind of club that has got the fanbase and the manager. If he went there and he was able to stay down the centre, I guarantee you the guy scores 15, 20 goals a season. No problem.”
The Merseyside outfit brought in a handful of new players in the summer following Marco Silva’s appointment as manager.
Despite having a mixed bag of results so far this season, the team are showing signs of progression.
Nabbing the signature of Rashford would be huge for the Toffees, as like Wright suggested, he would guarantee them a flurry of goals.
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There is no doubt that the 20-year-old, who has scored 32 professional goals for United, would replace Cenk Tosun in Everton’s lineup.
From the player’s point of view, moving to Goodison Park would be a step down in terms of status, but he is unlikely to experience inconsistent game time.
Mourinho is unpredictable and at the moment Rashford is not one of the first names on the teamsheet.
Joining Everton could end up being beneficial for his career long term.