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Scholes explains why he’d pick Rashford over Ibrahimovic for big games (Video)

Rashford > Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has 28 goals this season but Paul Scholes would still pick Marcus Rashford ahead of him when it comes to big games. The teenager was superb in the club’s 2-0 win over Chelsea at the weekend.

The league leaders went behind after less than ten minutes when Rashford was played through by Herrera.

The 19-year-old outran his markers and finished coolly past Thibaut Courtois.

Lacking pace

While Ibrahimovic is a world-class finisher, he couldn’t have scored that type of goal.

The Swede has never been blessed with pace and at the age of 35 isn’t equipped to test a defence that way.

For that reason, Scholes would prefer a player like Rashford against big clubs in matches where counter-attacking opportunities will arise. Watch Scholes explain his pick in the BT Sport video below.