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‘Rashford Is Not A Cold-blooded Goalscorer’ - Owen Doubts Man Utd Star
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‘Rashford Is Not A Cold-blooded Goalscorer’ - Owen Doubts Man Utd Star

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Former Manchester United forward, Michael Owen has cast doubt on Marcus Rashford's capabilities as a striker.

The United no. 10 has failed to score for the Red Devils in his last three games and that has left the former Liverpool man questioning his ability in front of goal.

Michael Owen seems to suggest that the striker lacks the "killer instinct" to strike on a regular basis for his club.

The 21-year-old had started the season in bright fashion scoring twice in a 4-0 rout of Chelsea in August.

But since then, Rashford has failed to hit the target since, causing Owen to doubt he is cut out to be a prolific scorer.

“I don’t think scoring goals is what he goes to bed craving,” former England man, Owen said on Friday at the launch of his autobiography, Reboot.

“I think it is overall performance, chipping in with goals, assists, everything. He is a better all-round player than me.

"He has a great touch and all-round skill that I never had, but he hasn’t got the killer instinct that I had. I was just obsessed. Players like Robbie Fowler, Sergio Aguero or Harry Kane - these people who are obsessed with goals. I don’t think he is obsessed with goals.”

Owen scored lots of goals for club sides and the English national team and he believes there's still a chance for Rashford to improve his finishing.

“You can definitely improve your finishing, but I don’t think you can improve your instinct and I don’t think you can improve the way you are made,” he added.

“I know Rashford was never a center-forward as a kid. He always wanted to play wide or as a number ten and I know his coaches at the Man Utd academy were always encouraging him to follow the ball in, get tap-ins and get into the box, be a goalscorer.

“It was never really his desire. He was always outside the box, great touch and everything else. He will always score a decent number of goals and he is an absolutely wonderfully talented player, but when you mention Aguero, that cold-blooded constantly thinking about goals, I don’t think [he has that].”