Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville has expressed his opinion that dropping Marcus Rashford to the bench in place of Anthony Martial is “unfair”.
Anthony Martial have been in fine form this season despite not starting any of United’s two Premier League games, scoring twice and providing an assist.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Neville laid emphasis on Rashford’s work rate, saying: “Martial has been devastating when coming off the bench but there’s no doubt he’s coming on against teams that are tired.”
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“He’s a brilliant finisher, his composure is brilliant. It’d be unfair for him to come in at the expense of Rashford, if you look at his work, his dribbles, his sprints.”
Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has named 19-year-old Rashford in both of United’s 4-0 wins against West Ham and Swansea with the Englishman failing to put his name on the score sheet.
Manchester United are top of the Premier League table after two matchdays, scoring eight goals and conceding none.