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Marcus Rashford Hits Back At Michael Owen’s “Lacking Desire” Claims

England international Marcus Rashford says that he is always looking to better himself as a frontman and uses his national team-mate Harry Kane as a benchmark for progress.

Former England striker Michael Owen had earlier claimed that Rashford lacks the desire to be a top goalscorer. The Manchester United forward has hit back at Owen’s statement clearly pointing out that he tests himself against Harry Kane during England’s training sessions.

Rashford is all set to start against Bulgaria on Saturday alongside Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling which forms a lethal attack for England in the Euro 2020 qualifying tie.

Marcus Rashford Hits Back At Michael Owen's "Lacking Desire" Claims
Marcus Rashford Hits Back At Michael Owen’s “Lacking Desire” Claims

The youngster went off to a flying start in the Premier League scoring two aginst Chelsea in the opening game week but has failed to score ever since.

With Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku departing for Inter this summer, Rashford is one of United’s key attacking options.

Rashford was quoted as saying in a news conference:

“If you watch training, then you’d see how it all works.

“I could use Harry as an example. He’s one of the best finishers that I’ve played with and whenever we do finishing, in my head, it’s about being as close to him as possible.

“So if he scores six, you want to score six, if he scores seven, you want to score eight. Little things like that are the bits that people never see.

“Even though we’re fighting for the same position, or to be in the same team, we really do drive each other on and it’s very important that you have that sort of atmosphere within a team.

“He [Owen] can only go on what he sees. Whereas the people around me [know]. Especially when I was younger, the reason why you started playing is that you see things that you like and for me, it was goals and watching exciting people doing exciting things with the ball.

“So, the important thing is I know what I want, what I want to become and what I will become if I keep my mind on it.”

Rashford will be hoping for a stellar performance against Bulgaria on Saturday which will give him the much-needed confidence to net more frequently as United hopes this season rely a lot on the 21-year-old.

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