Rio Ferdinand hits back at Jose Mourinho over Marcus Rashford comments
According to Mirror, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand hit back at Jose Mourinho over his comments on Marcus Rashford. Mourinho recently spoke out on how Rashford cannot play any other position apart from the left-wing.
As England gear up for the Euros, preparations are underway to face Croatia in the opening game. Manager Gareth Southgate has lots of decisions to make, especially in the forward line where he is blessed with a bevvy of attacking talent. All the players have come off great seasons for their respective clubs.
However, it seems that former United manager Jose Mourinho is not quite convinced with Marcus Rashford. He spoke about how Rashford is not suited to play any other role than left-winger.
“I think (Jack) Grealish is untouchable and the best position for Grealish is coming from the left which creates a situation which is, for me, Rashford can only play there. I think when Rashford plays on the right he is completely lost. His dynamics on the right are totally broken, he doesn’t find it. He’s very good on the left, attacking spaces.”
Ferdinand comes out in defence of Rashford
A former United defender came to the defence of Rashford after those comments. Ferdinand retorted that even though Rashford is more comfortable on the left, he isn’t lost on the right.
I don’t think he looks broken, I just feel that he looks more comfortable on the left-hand side. But I’d say the same about [Raheem] Sterling. Sterling looks better on the left, Grealish probably looks better on the left. I just think it’s more about Gareth Southgate talking to the players and making them understand that it’s a squad game. There’s going to be rotation, people are going to play out of position. But for the betterment of the team, make sure we go out there and we’re all positive.”
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While both Ferdinand and Mourinho make sense, Rashford has actually done well playing as a right-winger this season. Eight of his 19 goal involvements have come from playing on the right. Yes, he does look better on the left but isn’t exactly a one-trick pony.
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