Pundits pick out one positive from Man Utd’s scoreless draw with Valencia

Former Manchester United players Owen Hargreaves and Paul Scholes said that Marcus Rashford stood out for the Reds against Valencia.

The same could be said about his substitute performance at the weekend against West Ham, when despite not given adequate time on the pitch, was better than all of his peers.

United laboured to a goalless draw at Old Trafford against the La Liga giants on Tuesday night, which saw them drop two valuable points in the Champions League group stages.

Jose Mourinho’s men looked toothless in attack once again, as they have done for the majority of the 2018-19 campaign so far, but there was one positive to come out of the game, in the form of Rashford’s contribution.

The England international offered United’s attack something different mixing up his methods on the left flank but, even though the Reds couldn’t find a breakthrough, he was giving his all throughout the game and did his best to spark the team into life.

According to United Xtra on Twitter, Hargreaves believes that the 20-year-old forward has the potential to grow into a great footballer, as he said live on BT Sport after the game:

“He was the best player in the first half. He was positive, running at people, he’s capable of being a special player. He tried, that’s all you want from your players.”

Scholes also singled out Rashford for praise, before commenting on Romelu Lukaku’s worryingly subdued performance upfront, stating: “He was the one player you thought had a bit of anger in him.

“Lukaku’s disappointing. His movement is non-existent at the minute.”

Should these comments give the manager something to think about ahead of Saturday’s clash with Newcastle?

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