Simon Jordan: Marcus Rashford ‘overrated’ amid new Man Utd deal talks | Football


Marcus Rashford has scored 96 goals in 309 games for Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Marcus Rashford has scored 96 goals in 309 games for Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Simon Jordan feels Marcus Rashford is overrated and ‘one-dimensional’ as the striker enters new contract talks with Manchester United.

The 24-year-old England international looks revitalised under new boss Erik ten Hag – scoring three goals in his last four games – and the club are now preparing to offer Rashford a fresh deal with his current contract set to expire next summer.

It follows a turbulent period for Rashford, who had struggled for form and fitness in the last 18 months and was even linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Despite his upturn in form, Jordan feels that Rashford is not ‘as good as people make him out to be’ and that United are only offering him a new deal to protect their assets and recoup some money so that he does not leave on a free transfer.

Jordan told TalkSPORT: I don’t think he’s as good as people make him out to be. I think it’s unfair on the boy, too.

‘Clearly, it’s a ridiculous argument to suggest he is not a good player. He plays for his country and arguably the biggest club in the country.

‘He’s done some very commendable things. But he is not a global superstar.

‘He isn’t the best footballer to ever step foot on a pitch, and he is a little one-dimensional.

‘He’s done nothing in the last two years… His attitude last season was poor.’

Rashford had a season to forget in 2021-22, scoring just five goals across 32 games as the club failed to qualify for the Champions League, finishing sixth.

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Marcus Rashford faced racial abuse after his penalty miss in the Euro 2020 final (Picture: Getty)

That campaign came straight after the Euro 2020 final, in which Rashford missed a spot kick in England’s penalty shootout defeat to Italy and was subsequently racially abused.

But Rashford has shown encouraging signs of a return to form in United’s last few games, netting in the 2-1 victory over rivals Liverpool and twice in the win over Arsenal as the Red Devils made it four wins in a row in the top-flight.

Speaking about his player earlier in the week, Ten Hag said: ‘I see a happy Marcus Rashford and I see some phases in his game which we could improve and we worked really hard the last two and a half months with him on different aspects.

‘He really likes it and wants to transfer it to the pitch and that is what you see in this moment. It started with happiness.

‘He comes in every day, he enjoys it, he is really smiling, with a really positive vibe and, if you put all those things together, like the way of playing, you want to transfer different aspects of your game and are happy, you will have more contribution to the team, the performance and the result – and of course to your development.’


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