Manchester United urged to sign their own Roy Keane to help Marcus Rashford

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Manchester United need a player with the leadership of Roy Keane to get the best out of Marcus Rashford, claims former Red Devils striker Teddy Sheringham. Rashford has come under strong criticism from supporters and pundits for his performances this season. The England international’s body language has often been questioned.

Rashford’s poor form has seen him struggle to get into Ralf Rangnick’s starting XI in recent weeks.

Sheringham believes Rashford needs a player like former United captain Keane to get him in line.

However, he claims there is no one like Keane in the current first-team squad at Old Trafford.

“Couple of weeks ago when Rashford was already having a tough time, I saw him try to do a shoulder pass,” Sheringham told talkSPORT.

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“The ball came over and laid a little header into someone’s path and the game goes on.

“He’s trying to do a little shoulder pass and if you’re having a good time it comes off.

“In my day, there would have been a senior professional who would have said: ‘Oi, what the hell are you doing? Get hold of the ball, lay it off and get back into this game!’

“That would bring you back down to earth but it doesn’t seem like there’s anyone at Man United demanding that.

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“Perhaps a Roy Keane if he was still captain he’d be doing that.

“You’ve got to have them around, the young lads have to be taught that in the game.”

United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo insisted in an interview earlier this week that the mentality of the players has to change in order for the club to become successful again.

Sheringham says the Portugal forward is only passing on what he learnt from the likes of Keane earlier in his career.

“Ronaldo is only passing on what he knows best,” Sheringham added.

“When he went to United, I think Fergie used to call him a little fizz pot, little wingers that looked lively but nothing ever game of it.

“That’s what happened when he first went to United, he was a flying winger and nothing ever came of it.

“So Roy Keane got hold of him, Gary Neville, look this is what you want to do, want some end product, stop all the flashiness, get the end product and then you’ll become a player.

“He’s learnt that over the years and he’s trying to pass that on now to the younger lads at Man United.

“It’s just the way of the world at the moment. All the YouTube, the flicks and tricks, it ain’t about that.”

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