"Rashford is not enough", says former Manchester United star

Monday, November 25th, 2019 2:06pm

By Francis Whiteley

Clayton Blackmore thinks United need a target man

Marcus Rashford is in the form of his life. He bagged a goal and an assist against Sheffield United to take his tally to nine goals and two assists in his last ten games. Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Englishman has looked electric.

But Manchester United are still struggling in the Premier League, with some fans suggesting that they lack firepower. Speaking to Love Sport Radio, former United man Clayton Blackmore said the club need to buy another striker, despite Rashford's brilliant form.

"We really need to buy a top striker. I don't think you can get rid of a top striker like Lukaku, who's scored over 100 Premier League goals, and not replace him. Apart from anything else, it puts too much pressure on the young lads."

"Ole knows better than anybody [about forwards]. He was a striker himself, he played in the Treble winning season, and they had four top strikers. These weren't young lads, they were experienced professionals".

Blackmore pointed out that a forward with greater physicality could add another dimension to United's game.

"Rashford is not enough alone. He's still learning the game - he grew up a winger and he's learning to be a striker. He's done fantastically and he's a massive threat, but we need something else - United need a target man".

"A target man allows you to get the ball up to him and then use pace to feed off those knock downs. If you try to play through teams again and again, they will work you out. That extra power gives you an added dimension".

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