‘Rashford needs to become an Aguero or Firmino’

first_imgMarcus Rashford needs to become a Sergio Aguero or Roberto Firmino-type figure for Manchester United, says Andy Cole, who feels much work need to be done for him to become a fearsome central striker.Old Trafford academy graduate Rashford has never shied away from the fact that he sees himself playing down the middle in the long term.He has often been shunted out to the flanks for club and country, with England boasting prolific Tottenham frontman Harry Kane as their No.9. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career United opted to part with Romelu Lukaku over the summer, opening up a position to lead the line for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.Rashford, along with Anthony Martial, is in contention to fill that post, but has struggled to find a spark so far in 2019-20.Cole, a member of United’s 1999 Treble-winning squad, admits that the 21-year-old is far from the finished article, with a couple of Premier League rivals at Manchester City and Liverpool held up as ideal role models for a promising talent with time still on his side.”I want to see from Marcus, I know the two are totally different players but if you’re going to play that position, I want to see Aguero. I want to see Firmino,” Cole told Radio 5 Live.”That’s what I want to see. If you look at those two guys playing as a number nine, when I watch them, I get excited watching them.”Aguero for me, and I keep saying it, is the best centre-forward in the Premier League. I love this movement, I love that he just wants to get in the box, I want to score goals, I don’t care what it is, header, tap-in, I’m going to do it and I know what I’m going to do.”Firmino for Liverpool, he brings people into the game, he sets people up but I’m still going to get in and get my fair share as well.”I look at those two and I say to myself I just love watching you two play centre-forward.”Marcus has got to learn off those kinds of individuals.”Rashford has recorded three goals so far in the current campaign, but two of those efforts have been penalties.He is in no position to add to that tally at present, with a groin problem keeping him on the sidelines as United prepare for a heavyweight clash with Arsenal on Monday. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Busy day at beaches

PORT DOVER Students from Norfolk County and beyond skipped classes Friday to hit the beaches of Port Dover, Turkey Point and Long Point for the day.While Friday was a PA day for public and Catholic elementary teachers and students, high school students were expected to be in class.“Grand Erie District School Board does not endorse this day, as our focus is on student achievement,” said Denise Martins, a superintendent of education with the Grand Erie District School Board.“It is a regularly scheduled school day, and Grand Erie students are expected to be in class. Students who are away must provide documentation to verify any absence.”Stefanie Harrison and Hannah Melnychuk, Grade 12 students at St. John’s College in Brantford, were enjoying the beach in Port Dover.“We just told our teachers it was senior skip day,” said Harrison. “We heard about it through a lot of our friends.”“We got here around 11:30 (a.m.), we’ll probably be here for the rest of the day,” said Melnychuk.Eric Davidson, a Grade 10 student at Waterford District High School, said he was at the beach because his friends asked him to go.“I went swimming, watched a fight and jumped off the pier,” said Davidson.Myla Selway, a Grade 8 student at Elgin Avenue Public School in Simcoe, was spending her day at the beach with a friend.“We had nothing else to do,” Selway said.Lindsay Reid, a Grade 11 student at Waterford, was also in Port Dover with friends.“I just wanted to spend time with some friends,” Reid said about why she was at the beach.This year was no different in terms of reports to police concerning Beach Day activities.“We had quite a few calls in various areas as a result of Beach Day,” said Norfolk OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk.A 16-year-old male was extremely intoxicated and was found jumping in front of traffic on Clubhouse Road in Turkey Point. Police arrived, arrested him, and held him in custody until he was sober.Also in Turkey Point several small fights broke out as a result of a larger altercation taking place, which led to multiple arrests of minors.In Port Dover there were reports of underage drinking, littering, and multiple fights.“Every year we hear parents saying that the police are out there ruining the fun,” said Sanchuk. “I can tell you we’ve had reports of fights, assaults, littering, mischief, and disturbed peace. That’s why the police are down there.”There were several counts of underage intoxication between the different local beaches.astaylor@postmedia.comPort Dover beach is packed this Beach Day. pic.twitter.com/I7AZKHokdp— The Simcoe Reformer (@Simcoe_Reformer) June 7, 2019 read more