Give Rash­ford time to shine

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Sport -

LON­DON — Eng­land man­ager Gareth South­gate be­lieves Mar­cus Rash­ford should be given time to flour­ish de­spite clam­our for the Manch­ester United for­ward to be given more min­utes at club level.

Rash­ford was one of few bright sparks for South­gate, scor­ing both Eng­land’s goals in a 2-1 de­feat to Spain and 1-0 vic­tory over Switzer­land in the past week.

How­ever, he has strug­gled to hold down a reg­u­lar first-team place un­der Jose Mour­inho at Old Traf­ford and will be sus­pended for United’s next three do­mes­tic games af­ter be­ing sent off at Burn­ley be­fore the in­ter­na­tional break.

South­gate, though, used the ex­am­ple of Eng­land cap­tain Harry Kane and Cris­tiano Ron­aldo to show that at just 20, Rash­ford has plenty of time on his side. “We have to re­mem­ber that Harry, at that age, had hardly played any­where near the same num­ber of matches for Spurs,” said South­gate.

“Even with some of the step-overs and things Ron­aldo was do­ing at that age he wasn’t con­vert­ing them into the num­ber of goals. — AFP.

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