Manchester United legend Gary Neville has stated that Marcus Rashford has done enough to deserve a place in the side’s starting XI for today’s dynamite clash with Manchester City.
The teenage sensation burst onto the scene last season and made his England debut soon after, with the young centre-forward tipped to have a massive influence in the game as matures.
However, the summer arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has seen Rashford demoted to the Old Trafford bench, with question marks over how much football the 18-year-old can expect this season.
The attacker came off the bench to score a late winner in United’s last-gasp win over Hull City before the international break, while he scored a hat-trick on his debut for England under-21’s.
Neville has stated that he would like to see Rashford getting a starting berth in the United team for the crunch clash against City and feel Anthony Martial could be the man to make way.
“I hope Rashford does start because he will add to the game and he will be a big threat to Manchester City, but I don’t think he will,” the pundit told Sky Sports.
“Rashford offers something that would cause City problems, he proved that last season. I hope he starts from the point of view that the game will be better with him in it, he’s got that unpredictability and would add something to the game.
“If you look at the areas Mourinho needs to change at United you would say that with Rooney and Juan Mata both in the team it does lack pace.
“Anthony Martial needs to do more, he needs to make more dangerous runs, work harder to get on the ball and he needs to contribute more when he’s not scoring.
“He can do more, he’s capable of it, he’s a fantastic talent. At the moment Martial is probably the one in most danger (of losing his place to Rashford).”