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Man Utd’s Marcus Rashford may have left if Jose Mourinho was still boss, says pundit

Writing in his Team of the Week column for BBC Sport, Garth Crooks has raved about Manchester United star Marcus Rashford.

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The England international continued his recent good form with a brace against Norwich on Saturday afternoon, meaning he has now taken his overall tally to 19 goals for the season, and 11 in his last 14 Premier League games.

And in his column for BBC Sport, Crooks paid tribute to the United academy product’s ruthlessness, and delivered a huge claim about where he could potentially have been playing had Ole Gunnar Solskjaer not arrived as manager.

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He said: “The way Rashford nonchalantly took his first goal against Norwich told you all you need to know about his development. The casual manner in which he celebrated screamed ‘this is just what I do for a living’ and that it was simply business as usual.

“I can’t help but feel if Jose Mourinho was still at Old Trafford, Rashford would be playing for a club abroad or in the reserves – instead, he is now flourishing at the club he loves.”


As with any striker or forward, goals give you confidence, and ever since he hit the back of the net against Liverpool back in October, there has simply been no stopping Rashford. The United star has been firing on all cylinders and is leading their charge to finish in the top-four this season.

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And Crooks’ claim that he could potentially have left Old Trafford or simply gone back to the reserves if Jose Mourinho was in charge, certainly under-lines just how much the forward has improved in his time under Solskjaer. He is well on course to break through the 20-goal barrier in the Premier League this season, something he hasn’t done since bursting onto the scene a few years ago. United simply need to keep feeding him the ball whenever they can.

Meanwhile, Manchester United have fans reacted to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s update on the club’s transfer plans.

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