Jamie Redknapp: Marcus Rashford has proven he can fill Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s shoes

by Tanveer Arayan

Jamie Redknapp claims Marcus Rashford has proven he can fill Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s shoes at Manchester United following his impressive performance in the 2-0 victory over Chelsea.

The Englishman was handed a starting role against Antonio Conte’s men as the club’s goal-scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic was left on the bench as Jose Mourinho claimed he was too tired.

He found the opening goal of the game at Old Trafford within the first 10 minutes and continuously caused the Chelsea defence problems throughout the full game.

Speaking about the side, Redknapp insists Rashford has shown he is a man for the big occasion.

Marcus Rashford has proved that he is more than capable of filling Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s shoes when the Swede calls time at Old Trafford,” he said.

“His electric pace gave Chelsea’s back three all sorts of problems and he capped his display with a fine finish. As he has shown time and again, Rashford is a man for the big occasion. He will have a massive part to play between now and the end of the season.”

He ended his Premier League goal drought with a late goal in a 3-0 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light earlier this month and it’s been a much-needed confidence boost in his game.

Rashford has an incredible future ahead at Old Trafford and at 19 there’s no reason to rush him into the starting striker role while he could be learning from one of the best strikers in the world in Zlatan.

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