Pundit claims Man Utd forward would be ‘valuable asset’ for Liverpool

Lewis Oldham
Man Utd star Rashford

Former England goalkeeper David James believes Man Utd attacker Marcus Rashford would be a “valuable asset” for their rivals Liverpool.

The forward has been a bit-part player for the Red Devils this term. His form has dipped after recovering from shoulder surgery.

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It was reported earlier this month that Rashford was ‘concerned’ about his situation at Man Utd and that he was ‘considering his future’.

The Englishman has only stated in three of United’s last seven games in the Premier League.

James “would snap Rashford up right away” if he was in charge at Liverpool:

“Paul Ince, who played for both, went to Liverpool via Inter Milan from Manchester United,” James told GGRecon.

“Marcus Rashford, age-wise, he’s young enough now that if he had to move somewhere else before going to Liverpool, in some kind of long-term plan, then it could happen. However, because of the age he is now, now would be the time to get him.

“I just think he’s got all the attributes to be a false-nine, through-the-middle player, rather than being stuck out wide.

“Therefore, again, when you look at the likes of Liverpool’s fluidity, he could actually play wide, and in the middle, and essentially do anything he wants to do if he was playing in that Liverpool side.

“I don’t think he’s afforded that with Manchester United with their reliance on the likes of [Cristiano] Ronaldo going down the middle.

“In a theoretical world, if you took the rivalry out of the equation, I would snap him up straight away. I think he could be a valuable asset to Liverpool.”

Earlier this month, Chris Waddle criticised Rashford as he has “lost something”:

“Some of the players have been here too long. Rashford doesn’t look like he wants to be here. Whether he’s lost confidence or belief, he’s definitely lost something,” Waddle said.

“There years ago we were talking about what a player he could have been. In the final third (against Atletico) there was nothing. It’s down the sides where United have real problems.”