Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Rashford to fight for his place at Manchester United this season

Rashford to fight for his place at Manchester United this season

Marcus Rashford is ahead of where Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane were at his age - but needs to be made to feel "important".

Marcus Rashford has no plans to leave Manchester United and is willing to fight for a regular role as a striker under Jose Mourinho, according to reports.

Southgate praised Rashford's development, comparing him to Juventus star Ronaldo - who was at the beginning of his United career at the same age - and Tottenham forward Harry Kane.

"Even with some of the step-overs and things Ronaldo was doing at that age he wasn't converting them into the number of goals".

"If I'm him I'm kicking the door down as I want to play - I want to play for Man United", Adam told talkSPORT. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840.

"I was at Manchester City against Huddersfield and you think: 'Well, OK, it is a game where Foden will play.' But actually, if I am Pep, I have other players, senior players, who I have to get up to speed because they haven't had many match minutes".

"He has still played a lot of football, although maybe not the continuous starts and I'm really pleased for him that he leaves here full of confidence". They have a hard job to do and they have big squads in the top six, with huge competition for places.

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"His confidence will be boosted with two goals against top-quality opposition".

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is reportedly wanted by Premier League top clubs Everton and Chelsea.

"He's a huge admirer of him, but he's got his job to do".

Rashford was one of few bright sparks for Southgate, scoring both England's goals in a 2-1 defeat to Spain and 1-0 victory over Switzerland in the past week.

"It's not that the talent isn't there - we have shown with the under-17 world champions, under-20 world champions and at the senior World Cup, there are good English players there".

Exercise: The youngster will have benefited from his playing time with England.

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