Graeme Souness has criticized Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on his new role for MARCUS RASHFORD, which he believes is too much pressure for the 21-year-old.
The Norwegian made it clear, that Marcus Rashford was his first choice striker following his appointment last season. The aftermath of that decision saw Romelu Lukaku push for a move to Inter, which he eventually got before the Premier League deadline day.
Souness agrees that Marcus Rashford has major role to play for Manchester United. But the pundit isn’t sure, the striker is ready to shoulder such pressure yet, and believes Solskjaer have made a mistake by depending on him for such a delicate job.
“Rashford is going to be a player but at 21, last year he was being asked to be the main man at Man United,” Souness told Sky Sports.
“You’re talking about bringing 17 and 18-year-olds to come in and do a job on a regular basis for Man United.
“I think [for] young players that’s very, very difficult. It’s Man United we’re talking about.
“Man United should be able to get something better than what they’ve got up front right now.
“In your [Gary Neville’s] time here as a player, would Rashford have played every week on a regular basis? That’s the point I’m making.
“He wouldn’t have played every week, he would have been coming into a team that was firing on all cylinders, doing well, winning trophies and being slowly introduced.
“And I think it’s really unfair on him at 21, or 20 last year, being asked to be the main man at Man United.
“The reality is, from this moment on with the transfer window gone, they’re asking Rashford at 21 to be the main striker at this football club.
“He got 10 goals I think from 33 games last year, it’s not enough for United.
“All the pressure is on his young shoulders.”