EPL: Sir Alex Ferguson tells Ten Hag player to sign
Legendary Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, has said the team needs another source of goals to ease the burden on Marcus Rashford.
United won their first trophy for six years with Sunday’s Carabao Cup final victory over Newcastle and their legendary former manager was in attendance and invited to the celebrations by new boss Erik ten Hag.
Rashford, who has scored six of United’s last 13 goals in all competitions, thought he had made it 25 goals for the season on Sunday, but it was later ruled as an own goal by Newcastle defender Sven Botman.
Ferguson has been impressed by Rashford’s form in front of goal after scoring 17 goals in 19 games since returning from the World Cup with England but expressed caution about United’s reliance on the forward.
“He is fantastic, his finishing is always good and he always keeps his shots down which is really important for a striker,” Ferguson told Sky Sports, describing Rashford as a forward who operates from the left rather than an out-and-out striker.
“He’s in a great vein of form. Unfortunately for us, he’s the main source of goals, we could do with an extra one. But he is doing it.”