Marcus Rashford remains a dangerous opponent despite the Manchester United forward’s underwhelming form this season, Manchester City captain Kyle Walker said ahead of Sunday’s Premier League derby
Despite only scoring once in 12 games this season, Rashford is having a difficult time scoring goals for the record 20-time Premier League winners. Despite his present form, Walker stated that his 25-year-old England teammate is still a threat.
With 30 goals in all competitions during his outstanding 2022–2023 season, Rashford won United’s player of the year award.
Walker, City’s right back, told reporters prior to their journey to Old Trafford, “I think Marcus has shown over the years that he’s the sort of player who can create problems for any side if they don’t match him.”
Due to the threat he poses to whichever club he plays for, he has been valuable to both United and England since he was a teenager.
“He’s got a lot of different qualities, and we know he can be dangerous at the weekend.”
The defending champions, City, are six points ahead of their neighbors, United, in ninth place in the rankings.
Last season, City defeated United 6-3 at Etihad Stadium but lost the road match 2-1. They also defeated Erik ten Hag’s team in the FA Cup final in June, and they went on to duplicate United’s treble accomplishment from 1999.
Walker, though, is now taking a broader view.
“The season is over; we won the treble despite losing at Old Trafford. That’s what counts in the end,” the 33-year-old Walker continued.
“We want to win the game because we know how important it is and because it will eventually support our efforts to try and win the Premier League once more. Beyond that, we don’t need to think.
“We’ve had some great games against them in recent years and our focus is on giving the fans something to enjoy again on Sunday.”