Man Utd legend Cole urges Rashford: Work harder than ever

Nemanja Matic mocks Manchester United team-mate Romelu Lukaku and calls him 'a baby' for drinking milk

Nemanja Matic mocks Manchester United team-mate Romelu Lukaku and calls him 'a baby' for drinking milk

The Belgian has played over 1,000 minutes more than striking rival Marcus Rashford in the Premier League and has scored 27 goals in all competitions despite attracting criticism from some quarters.

"Then, when you do come on, it's hard to try and get into a game or when you start you put yourself under massive pressure".

"It's not nice when you've got that little bit of rhythm and pick up an injury".

"It's all about minutes".

"The first person you'll always ask that question is to yourself. There are no doubts that, if he's even 90, 80 or 70 per cent fit, he'll give it a go".

Rashford only turned 20 in October but Cole knows the level of expectation at Old Trafford means he can not afford to stand still.

'If you look at the way he played at Everton, to the way he plays now, it's totally different.

"It's a process for players like Marcus to keep learning, wanting to improve, kicking on".

Rashford's chances have been limited by Mourinho's reliance on Romelu Lukaku as his central striker.

Manchester United are gearing up for their FA Cup final clash with Chelsea on Saturday (5.15pm).

Cole, who announced his playing retirment in 2008, scored 121 goals in 275 games for the Red Devils so knows what it takes to be a success at the club.

"I'm not going to sit here and say we've been free-flowing, created a lot of chances, because we haven't".

But I still don't believe, when I watch him play, that he's actually playing to his strengths. First year, he's played all of the games, not had too much rest.

"I think he's had a fantastic season; it's not been easy to score in this team", Cole said.

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