Paul Scholes: ‘Marcus Rashford can learn from Ruud van Nistelrooy ruthlessness’


Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes that Marcus Rashford has the flexibility to emulate the likes of Ruud van Nistelrooy as a centre-forward at Previous Trafford.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has opened up on the qualities that made Ruud van Nistelrooy the very best finisher he performed with on the club and believes that Marcus Rashford has the attributes to follow go well with.

Scholes performed with a bunch of legendary strikers during his lengthy and illustrious Previous Trafford profession, together with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke, Eric Cantona, Mark Hughes, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Carlos Tevez and Teddy Sheringham.

Nonetheless, he believes that Van Nistelrooy topped the lot when it comes to ending and is assured that Rashford can additionally show to be a hit as a centre-forward regardless of more generally taking part in off the left lately.

“I played number 10 with Ruud for a season – and I loved it. He’s just a ruthless, ruthless goalscorer. He just lived for scoring goals. Whenever he did score or didn’t score, the first thing he would do when we got on the team bus after the game was see if Thierry Henry scored,” Scholes instructed the Manchester United podcast.

“And if Henry had scored he would not discuss to anyone for the full journey home as a result of he was so engrossed in being the main goalscorer, not simply at United however within the league, within the world, in every single place. I liked the way Ruud completed as nicely. I performed with some unbelievable centre-forwards. You’re pondering Cole, Dwight Yorke, Sheringham, Solskjaer. There are masses. There are some unbelievable goalscorers. However, to me, Van Nistelrooy was the very best finisher.

“I all the time keep in mind watching Marcus within the reserve team, when he was an out and out centre-forward. Typically I might go to games and simply watch him and probably not watch the place the ball was. I would search for his movement – is he intelligent sufficient to have that hyperlink with a midfield player? I think he has that. I used to be actually excited when he first bought into the team, a bit bit fortunately at first – I think there was an damage to somebody.

“But ever since he has got into the team he has shown the talent he has got as a centre-forward or a player wide on the left. I always remember seeing him as a kid and I thought his intelligence and his movement was as a centre-forward. He looked like an out and out number nine, but now you see him in games now he seems to enjoy it more from the left-hand side.”

Rashford has made 201 senior appearances for United thus far, scoring 64 goals and helping 31.


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