Wayne Rooney, the former Manchester United player and current manager of MLS club DC United, has expressed his belief that Marcus Rashford needs to achieve more major titles with Manchester United to be considered on the same level as Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe.
Rooney praised Rashford as an incredible talent and was pleased with his recent contract extension, making him Manchester United’s highest-paid player with a weekly salary of £325,000. Rashford had an impressive season, scoring 30 goals in all competitions and helping the club secure a top-four finish in the Premier League. He also played a significant role in Manchester United winning the Carabao Cup under coach Erik ten Hag.
However, despite Rashford’s efforts and achievements, Rooney opines that to reach the level of 22-year-old Haaland and 24-year-old Mbappe, he must lead Manchester United to win more trophies and league titles. Rooney emphasized the importance of the next five years in Rashford’s career as he aims to build his legacy in the football world.
Rooney, who will coach the MLS all-stars against Arsenal on Thursday, July 20, at 01:30, hopes that Rashford can fulfill his potential and become the driving force behind Manchester United’s success in winning major titles and reclaiming their former glory.