Rashford, 21, has scored thrice within the Premier League to this point this season however solely as soon as from open play and has been criticised by followers pissed off by United’s incapacity to dominate perceived weaker opposition.
The departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez has left a lot of the goalscoring accountability on Rashford’s shoulders and former United defender Parker reckons he should be taught to be greater than only a striker.
‘The hardest thing about United is trying to work out the direction they want to play,’ Parker instructed Goal.
‘They have to discover a centre ahead who has a whole lot of tempo, possibly like Andy Cole.
‘When Cole got here from Newcastle United he did in order a pure goalscorer, however he was capable of adapt, to drop deep and hyperlink up with play in midfield.
‘He’s nonetheless studying. You don’t need to go off stats, you look at how the sport is. He’s not doing sufficient.’
Solskjaer offered Lukaku and loaned out Sanchez, each to Inter Milan, however didn’t usher in a substitute.
Instead, he will depend on Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood, who scored his first senior purpose to beat Astana 1-0 at Old Trafford final night time.
But Parker reckons the younger forwards would profit from a extra skilled participant within the squad with them who might present tutelage off the pitch and a distinct sort of menace on it.
‘Should United have kept Lukaku? No. He could never change enough to become a United player,’ Parker added.
‘Rashford wants a mentor. Someone like Solskjaer or Mark Hughes, who might drop deep into midfield.
‘Even someone like Eric Cantona or Teddy Sheringham would suit the squad.’