Marcus Rashford said he would be ‘very good’ for Barcelona amid ‘political’ criticism
Marcus Rashford has been told he would be a ‘good candidate’ for Barcelona – but not for the reasons the Manchester United striker would have hoped for.
Rashford has been linked with the Catalan giants in recent weeks as the January transfer window approaches, with new Barca boss Xavi looking to make inroads with his side next month.
The rumors come in the midst of a difficult period during Rashford’s time at United, with the England international struggling for form so far this season, having failed to score since the 3-0 win over Tottenham in late October.
Barcelona, meanwhile, are a far cry from La Liga pace, 15 points behind leaders Real Madrid, and appear ready to fight just to be in the top four this season.
Former United defender Paul Parker believes the lack of form of the two men is at the root of Rashford’s links with Spain, saying the United man has “plati”.
“There are rumors about Barcelona, because at the moment Barcelona are not very good. If Barcelona were very good Marcus Rashford wouldn’t be mentioned, ”Parker said betting expert.
“When you look at Marcus Rashford’s form over the past two seasons, you’re like ‘uff, wow’.
“You know he’s been poor and you’re like, ‘Barcelona might not have been able to watch him. If they had watched him, I don’t know what levels they are looking at, but maybe what ‘they think they might be able to do something with it, rather than where it is right now.
“If you ask a lot of fans, they’ll tell you he shouldn’t be playing regularly right now.
“He would have to work hard to get back to what he was. He hasn’t changed at all in his last two seasons. He’s hit a plateau right now. “
Parker also believes Rashford is focusing too much on his work outside of football and believes it is hurting his performance on the pitch.
“Manchester United play a system that is very narrow, that they don’t really have the staff to play for. Too many wide players are being asked to come in and start inside and then come out. Look at the likes of [Jadon] Sancho, [Mason] Green wood, and [Marcus] Rashford.
“If he [Rashford] can wake up and remember he’s a footballer rather than thinking he’s a politician then it might work.
“I think [Edinson] Cavani may well adapt to the system. He can play in and around [Cristiano] Ronaldo. Even Greenwood in and around Ronaldo rather than a Rashford. Because right now Rashford doesn’t think he’s a footballer.
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