Why Marcus Rashford may end up ‘frustrated’ with Bruno Fernandes at Man Utd
Marcus Rashford will end up getting ‘frustrated’ with Bruno Fernandes at Manchester United, according to Jamie Redknapp.
Portuguese midfielder Fernandes has been a revelation at Old Trafford since joining the Red Devils from Sporting Lisbon in the January transfer window.
His arrival has coincided with an upturn in form for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ’s men with the new boy yet to taste defeat in a United shirt.
Fernandes already has four goals and four assists and fans think there is more to come when other players get up to speed after returning from injury.
One of those players is Rashford, who had been out with a back problem since January and whose season would have been over had it not been for the coronavirus outbreak.
The England star returned for the 1-1 draw at Tottenham on Friday night, as did Paul Pogba, who had also been ruled out for a long period of time.
Speaking about the dynamic between the trio in the team, Redknapp reckons that Fernandes will always look to shoot instead of pass in the final third.
But he insists the midfield star could benefit Rashford, who could learn from him and become a more complete player because of him.
“My advice to any young aspiring midfielders out there would be to study Fernandes,” Redknapp told The Mail .
“Look at how he strikes the ball when shooting from distance. Look at how he creates such a dip and swerve that makes his shots more difficult to stop.
“It is not conventional and it is not a fluke. It is done by design to bamboozle the goalie. The instant Fernandes gets the ball, he does not delay and he does not look sideways.
“He instead looks at how he can create an immediate goalscoring opportunity or, even better, shoot himself.
“Frank Lampard was the same and that is why he holds the record as the top-scoring midfielder in Premier League history.
“It comes with a lot of practice and repetition on the training pitch. Half a yard, shoot. It might frustrate your forwards in games.