Man Utd legend explains why Rashford will never be like Cavani

February 8, 2021 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Man Utd legend Andy Cole claims that Marcus Rashford will never have the “clinical side” to his game like Edinson Cavani possesses.

Rashford has contributed 16 goals and six assists in all competitions this season but has only found the back of the net twice in his last 11 appearances.

A report even claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had provided the striker with extra finishing practice with ‘concern among club coaches he is becoming too predictable’.


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Cavani has only made seven Premier League starts this season but has managed to score six goals and has been known throughout his career for his clinical edge.

“Marcus is not going to be a clinical centre-forward like a Cavani,” Cole told talkSPORT.

“Marcus will nick himself a certain amount of goals season in, season out, but he won’t be that individual you’re looking for to score 20/25 goals.

“I don’t think Marcus has got that clinical side in him.

“If you look at what Man United have now with Cavani; you know what you’re going to get [with him], it’s as simple as that.”

And Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville thinks Cavani’s “out of possession work” is also better than Rashford’s.

“I have to say he’s been a revelation,” said Neville. “His attitude, which is the only real question about him because his quality is fantastic, is spot on.

“His out of possession work is far better than Martial, Rashford and Greenwood.

“They’ve got a lot to learn those young players in terms of how he operates when Manchester United haven’t got the ball and I think ultimately, those young three I’ve named, haven’t grabbed that No.9 spot.

“He’s come in, off the bench to start with, then you see his movement when he’s started playing, they look more physical up front when he’s there and he’s done brilliantly for United in this last month or so.”