Manchester United broke their six-year trophy drought yesterday in front of 33,000 fans of the club at Wembley Stadium after beating Newcastle United 2-0, thanks to Casemiro and Marcus Rashford’s first-half strikes.
The triumph was also in the presence of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson who had his smile back as he watched the team he managed for 27 years lift a trophy, the first since the 2017 UEFA Europa League won under Jose Mourinho.
He spent moments with the players and manager Erik Ten Hag after the match and also commented to the media on different topics relating to the team.
Ferguson names Rashford’s best position
Rashford is the club’s most in-form attacker this season. His goal yesterday was his 25th of the season in all competitions, as revealed by Transfermarkt, but Ferguson believes, despite his sleek finishing, the team needs a centre forward.
“I don’t think he’s a striker. He operates from the left side. His finishing is always good. Unfortunately for us, he’s the main source of goals, we could do with an extra one,” he said, as quoted by Football Daily.
🗣️ “I don’t think he’s a striker. He operates from the left side. His finishing is always good. Unfortunately for us he’s the main source of goals, we could do with an extra one.”
Sir Alex Ferguson says Marcus Rashford isn’t a striker and Manchester United need another one. 💪 pic.twitter.com/hCNL5PQsFq
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 27, 2023
Since retiring in 2013, Ferguson has been around the team and offers valuable input into crucial decisions regarding the club. If he says the team needs a striker, best believe one would be signed in the summer.
Dutch striker Wout Weghort’s goal-scoring has so far not encouraged the team to make his loan move from Besiktas permanent.
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