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Dimitar Berbatov wants Marcus Rashford as Man United’s No. 9

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Dimitar Berbatov has proclaimed his preference of Marcus Rashford as Manchester United’s main striker this season.

Ole Gunnar Solksjær’s side has lost a big attacking figure, after seeing Romelu Lukaku depart Old Trafford for San Siro with a fee that could rise to £73m, and failed to sign a replacement. Ole has seemingly put faith in 17-year-old Mason Greenwood to replace the Belgian forward.

Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez are other options for the Norwegian in that no.9 role, and Berbatov, who was a no.9 himself during his days at Old Trafford, has supported Marcus Rashford to take the role.

During an interview with MEN sport, the Bulgarian was asked who should be Manchester United’s main striker.

“Marcus Rashford,” he said.

“I’m a big fan of Anthony Martial, and played with him at Monaco, but I’d keep him on the left where he can cut inside and shoot,” said the Betfair ambassador.

“When you a play a mobile front three they can switch and confuse defenders, so I hope to see United’s frontmen mixing it up in this one.”

Berbatov also cannot wait to see prospect, Mason Greenwood, in action after Ole Gunnar Solksjær suggested that he will be a big part of the squad this season:

“Mason Greenwood is only 17 but sometimes it doesn’t matter how old you are – some talented youngsters are more mature than players a few years older,” said Berbatov.

“I’d like to see more of Greenwood in the United attack this season but Ole won’t rush him.”

“If Greenwood gets his chance for the first team, it’s because Ole has seen enough from him to know he’s ready. Greenwood is at the best club to develop as a player.”

Credits: Manchester Evening News

Manchester United had a terrific start to their season after registering a 4-0 win over Chelsea.

1 Comment

  1. Stephen Anderson Reply

    The only problem I can see with playing Greenwood is his age and the other centre halfs out there giving a hard time kicking him and hard tackles. We dont want to ruin him and him loose his confidence if he is given a hard time. He needs to be protected from rough play.

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