Graeme Souness says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is being ‘unfair’ on Marcus Rashford at Manchester United


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is being ‘unfair’ by putting too much pressure on Marcus Rashford at Manchester United, according to Graeme Souness.

Rashford made an impressive start to the the new Premier League campaign as he scored twice in United’s 4-0 victory over Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The 21-year-old will be required to step up this season following United’s decision to sell Romelu Lukaku to Inter this summer.

And Souness has criticised Solskjaer for leaning on the England international to score the majority of United’s goals this season.

‘Rashford is going to be a player but at 21, last year he was being asked to be the main man at Man United,’ Souness told Sky Sports.

‘You’re talking about bringing 17 and 18-year-olds to come in and do a job on a regular basis for Man United.

‘I think [for]young players that’s very, very difficult. It’s Man United we’re talking about.

‘Man United should be able to get something better than what they’ve got up front right now.

‘In your [Gary Neville’s] time here as a player, would Rashford have played every week on a regular basis? That’s the point I’m making.

‘He wouldn’t have played every week, he would have been coming into a team that was firing on all cylinders, doing well, winning trophies and being slowly introduced.

‘And I think it’s really unfair on him at 21, or 20 last year, being asked to be the main man at Man United.

‘The reality is, from this moment on with the transfer window gone, they’re asking Rashford at 21 to be the main striker at this football club.

‘He got 10 goals I think from 33 games last year, it’s not enough for United.

‘All the pressure is on his young shoulders.’


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