A team of 11 Welbecks would beat a team of 11 Rashford at least 5-0
I don’t really understand what he’s good at. Like what does he do? Why is he their? What does he offer?
At his best Rashford had the following
- Very strong shot / goalthreat (usually put up strong numbers for a player of his age)
- Good movement in behind
- Full of trickery and unpredictability
However, he has always been
- Technically a bit dodgy (in terms of ability tight spaces)
- Suspect decision making (running into blind alleys and over dribbling)
So Rashford was a good young attacker earlier who had his benefits but the problem for me is his on pitch intelligence and technical quality were always suspect and for any football those are your cornerstones for long term success otherwise you're mostly relying on form and feeling. Also when he excelled he mostly played in counter attacking teams where he could use his raw pace to hurt teams. In a top team you need to shine when there is barely and his technical qualities let him down.
So yeah Rashford was indeed a good young player. But I'm skeptical as to how useful he is for us going forward. A part of me thinks he should move to a club that wants to play counter attack footy.