Paul Scholes has named a five-a-side team based on players Marcus Rashford has played with during his fledgling career.
Scholes, arguably the most talented midfielder of his generation, picked the great Zlatan Ibrahimovic as striker and revealed that he would have loved to play with the the totemic centre forward.
In something of a no brainer for Scholes, he explained his decision on the club’s official UTD podcast.
“I would’ve loved to have played with Zlatan. I’ll go for Zlatan, just to help Marcus through the game (Rashford had just explained how he helps his mentality)!”, he said, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
Manchester United fans have plenty of fond memories of Ibrahimovic in a red shirt. He came to Manchester with a swagger similar to the iconic Eric Cantona and produced just like he claimed he would.
He scored the winning goal in the League Cup final against Southampton and played a crucial role in the Europa League success under Jose Mourinho.
It’s such a shame we only got to see an injury-hampered two seasons of an ageing Ibrahimovic. We would have loved to see the damage the Swedish hero would have done in his peak over the course of several years at Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, Scholes also praised Harry Maguire for his impact during his first season at Old Trafford during his defensive pick:
“I’ll go for Harry Maguire. I think he’s brilliant. He looks like a captain as well, he’s a leader.”
Maguire is the leader Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been missing at the heart of his defence and has stepped his performances up a level since being given the responsibility of permanent captain after Ashley Young was sold in January.