Sir Alex Ferguson was in attendance at Wembley Stadium when Manchester United ended their six-year silverware drought after defeating Newcastle in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.
A header from Casemiro along with a deflected effort by in-form Marcus Rashford saw the Red Devils lift their first trophy in many years and help continue their journey towards achieving the quadruple this season. Rashford continued his goal-scoring tally, having now scored 25 goals in 38 appearances. The 25-year-old is the most in-form player right now and United’s legendary coach Sir Alex Ferguson was all praises for the young forward.
"“I don’t think he’s a striker. He operates away from the left-hand side and has been fantastic. His finishing is always good, always keeps his shots down – which is really important for a striker – and is in a great vein of form.” Ferguson told Sky SportsSource Goal"
The Scottish coach, however, shed light on the biggest weakness of Erik ten Hag’s side and that is the lack of goalscorers.
"“Unfortunately for us he’s [Rashford] the main source of goals – we could do with an extra one, but he’s doing it.”"
It is true that the Dutch boss lacks a prolific striker in his squad which has forced Rashford into that role. The injury crisis of Anthony Martial made the Premier League giants sign Wout Weghorst on loan in January. While the 30-year-old has brought much-needed energy to United’s attack, his one goal in 12 appearances doesn’t offer what the club needs right now, and that is a goalscorer.
Ten Hag will definitely look to sign a new striker in the summer transfer window but has full confidence that the current players are more than capable of achieving a remarkable feat this season.
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