The two Premier League Icons were on the Sky Bet’s The Overlap show. Liverpool Legend Jamie Carragher believes that Marcus Rashford is not good enough to play for Manchester United and urged Erik Ten Hag to sell him.
Gary Neville did not agree with his former international team and believes the 24 years has already proven his worth at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford has had a poor season for Manchester United. The 24-year-old scored 4 goals and provided 2 assists in 32 appearances for Manchester United. The England international spent the greater part of the season on the bench as Manchester United interim Coach Ralf Rangnick preferred Jarden Sancho and Anthony Elenga on the wings.
Rashford had been linked with a possible move from Old Trafford but there are reports that Marcus Rashford wants to stay at United and revive his career under new coach Erik Ten Hag.
But Jamie Carragher believes Marcus Rashford’s quality is below Manchester United and should be playing for Arsenal or Tottenham.
What was said?
Speaking on the Sky Bet’s The Overlap show Jamie Carragher said:” He’s just not quite good enough for Manchester United, Marcus Rashford.
“That’s all it is. That’s it, he’s not quite good enough for Manchester United. He’s from Tottenham or Arsenal.”
However, former Manchester United skipper Gary Neville who was on the same show with Jamie Carragher hit back at him, saying: “He’s proven he’s good enough. I can’t let you get away with that.”
Jamie Carragher replied: “He’s not going to win you the league or the Champions League. You’d need the two upfront with him to be megastars and he’d be the addition.”
Gary Neville added: “That’s like saying Divock Origi is not good enough for Liverpool, or Xherdan Shaqiri isn’t good enough for Liverpool.”
Jamie Carragher finally said: “OK he’d be a squad player. He’s not good enough to be in the first XI to win Manchester United the big trophies, he’s just a level below that.”
Garry Neville who had previously backed Marcus Rashford to rediscover his form under Erik Ten Hag and revealed the reason behind his poor form.
He said: “I think Ten Hag will look at Rashford and think he’s a project I can work with;
“I think Ten Hag will look at him and think he’s quick, he runs, if I can give him some coaching I think I can work with him.
“I think with Rashford for me it’s a combination of the disease that’s been in United’s dressing room this season, confidence of every single player, the scrutiny including ourselves on television.
“There’s no doubt that the mass campaigns that he’s had off the pitch which to be fair have achieved more than he’s achieved on the football pitch must take its toll, with people contacting you all the time from a non-football perspective.
“He’s there and paid to be a Manchester United football player and he’s got almost like a second job which to be fair is giving him far greater reward in terms of what he’s achieving.
“He’s achieving unbelievable things but that is massive pressure on a kid. To live up to on and off the pitch the expectation of being that man Marcus Rashford.
“You’re kneeling in front of the Queen one minute and then the next being asked to play football.”