‘Marcus Rashford would get in Chelsea’s team ahead of Morata’, says ex-England star

first_img 4 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 4 getty LIVING THE DREAM Jose Mourinho has faced criticism over his management of Rashford, whose progress at United has stalled over the last 12 months as he has struggled for regular game time.The youngster has played regularly for England this season but does not appear to enjoy the same trust from his club boss, having made only two Premier League stars.Rashford is said to be frustrated with his role under Mourinho and is despite for the opportunity to play more.Meanwhile, Chelsea’s frustrations with £60million striker Morata are said to have reached breaking point, with the joint-Premier League leaders reportedly ready to sign a replacement in January. LATEST targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ But he has played all across the front-three since and has rarely been given the chance to lead the line regularly in a Red Devils shirt.Rashford won’t progress until he picks a position,” added Waddle.“He came on to the scene as a striker, but now we often see him out on the wing. Rashford has scored five goals this season, but four of them have been in an England shirt 4 Marcus Rashford is said to be frustrated with his lack of regular game time at Manchester United Latest transfer news on talkSPORT.com RANKED IN DEMAND center_img targets moving on Rashford scored twice on his senior United debut, and repeated the feat three days later in the Premier League against Arsenal Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford is a better player than Alvaro Morata and would be a regular starter in the Chelsea team, believes Chris Waddle.The former England star says the 20-year-old is being wasted at Old Trafford and should look to leave the club should his situation not improve soon. REVEALED “There would be a good chance for him to get in the Chelsea team. He would be up against Giroud, but he offers something very different and would get ahead of Morata.“Rashford could play wide left for Tottenham, but he wouldn’t get ahead of Kane, or the front two of Arsenal. His agent will only listen to offers from teams that select him as first choice, in the position that he wants to be playing in.”Waddle has also called for Mourinho and England boss Gareth Southgate to give the youngster consistent minutes in one position, or risk stunting his development.It was three years ago when the 20-year-old burst onto the scene with a stunning debut, which saw him score twice on his first senior appearance for the club in a 5-1 win over FC Midtjylland in the Europa League. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Alvaro Morata has not lived up to his £60m price tag at Chelsea And Waddle believes Rashford would fit straight into the Chelsea starting XI, warning United to start valuing the youngster more, or risk losing him to a rival.“Rashford will have to leave if he doesn’t get regular first team football,” said the former England international.“He needs to get games and if he’s not getting games at United then he needs to go elsewhere in order to get it.“There’ll be a time when he decides to look at other teams where he can play week in week out, he’s never been in that position and he needs that at some point.”Asked about the possibility of Rashford joining a top-six rival, Waddle believes there’s only one team where he would be guaranteed more minutes than he is currently getting at Old Trafford…“Rashford would start ahead of Morata at Chelsea,” he said.“It would be hard for him to replace anyone at City or Liverpool and he wouldn’t be happy to sit on the bench. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 4 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer “Manchester United and England need to see where he performs best and play him there. He floats between the left and right too much and he needs to make sure he doesn’t become a utility man.“He’s a versatile player, but he needs to be identified as a player. He’s not had that at Manchester United and it must be frustrating for him.“It’s vital at this age that Rashford is playing regularly and in the position that best suits him.” Chris Waddle was speaking to Sportingbet, and you can read the interview IN FULL herelast_img

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