Jamie Carragher backs Manchester United star Marcus Rashford to win the Player of the Year Award
According to his article for The Telegraph, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has backed Marcus Rashford to pip Erling Haaland for the Player of the Year Award.
Carragher has suggested the correct timing of Rashford’s form could be key in his peers voting for him for this award.
We all know that the 25-year-old has been in exceptional form, especially after the World Cup. He has scored 24 goals and assisted nine in 37 appearances in all competitions. Since the resumption of the season, he has either scored or assisted in every game barring three. United have played 18 games in this period.
Here are some of the excerpts from the piece Carragher wrote on The Telegraph:
“Step aside Erling Haaland. Marcus Rashford is currently producing performances of a complete Premier League striker.
“If votes were being cast this week, the Manchester United attacker would surely command most support from his peers. Haaland hit the ground running after joining Manchester City and remains on course for the golden boot. Rashford’s form under Erik ten Hag is taking his game to that next level. His all-round displays this season are superior to Haaland’s because United are set-up to get the most from him.”
There is no disputing the work Haaland has done since arriving at the Etihad last summer. But, Manchester City won league titles or was challenging for major honours without him too. So the Norwegian coming to a team that has quality players all over the pitch and scoring goals is not the most surprising thing in the world.
Rashford, on the other hand, is like a man possessed to win games for United through goals and assists. He is having an impact in matches even when not scoring, unlike Haaland whose impact is delivered on the basis of the number of goals scored.
If the 25-year-old leads us to a Carabao Cup win on Sunday, not many can dispute his contention to win the Player of the Year Award.
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For that to happen though, we hope that the England international is fit for the final. Erik ten Hag was not sure about his availability. He went off against Barcelona with a grimace on his face. United fans have to pray that this is just a knock and not an injury.