Tim Sherwood thinks Marcus Rashford would be a welcomed to Manchester City’s squad by Pep Guardiola in an instance, as per his statements on the No Tippy Tappy football podcast.
Despite a tumultuous period at Manchester United, where Rashford faced challenges during the 2021/22 season, leading to rumors of a move to PSG, he managed to turn his fortunes around following Erik ten Hag’s confidence in him.
Rashford’s performance soared as he became a key figure in the Premier League, contributing to 41 goals in 56 games across all competitions, showcasing his €75m valuation by transfermarkt.
However, the current season has seen a dip in his form, with Rashford only managing one goal and three assists in 16 appearances, his finishing skills drawing criticism.
Even with this slump, Sherwood maintains that Rashford has the caliber for Man City, suggesting Guardiola would optimise his potential. He insists Rashford’s lack of defensive efforts stem from not receiving the ball in favorable positions and predicts Guardiola would remedy this.
Journalist Andy Mitten recalled Guardiola’s admiration for Rashford, stating, “He is a conscientious player, there have been times where he hasn’t been happy, as when Jose Mourinho was there. Barcelona were interested in him, but they didn’t think that United would sell him and they wouldn’t have done.”
Mitten added a notable memory from a former United player who shared that during a dinner conversation, Guardiola admitted, “The only player that I would take from Manchester United is Rashford.” This praise from the City manager wasn’t contingent on United’s performance, hinting at the intrinsic value Guardiola sees in Rashford.