Ryan Giggs: I don't understand Marcus Rashford speculation
Manchester United great Ryan Giggs admits he does not understand why there is any speculation around Marcus Rashford's future and believes he is at the right club to succeed.
Having impressed for England during the recent international break pundits and former players suggested Rashford should look to play his football elsewhere over fears he would not be given the opportunity at United.
Jose Mourinho gave an impassioned speech defending Rashford's playing time ahead of United's win against Watford in the Premier League and Giggs can't understand why there has been any discussion.
"He's a Manchester United player, he's from Manchester and he plays a lot of games so I don't see why there is speculation," Giggs told MEN Sport.
"He scored a couple of goals for England, but that doesn't mean anything. He's at the right club, United have a rich history of playing young players, so I'm not sure why all these people are debating whether he should leave."
Giggs was still working at the club when Rashford was handed his first team debut against Midtylland in 2016 and explained why the 20-year-old is a great person to have at the club.
"I'm a United fan and Marcus is someone who I love going and watching. I was at the club when he first got his debut and not only is he a great player but he's also a great character as well," he added.
And it's not just Rashford there's been speculation about since the start of the season. With United losing two of their opening three games there were reports of a crisis and mounting speculation that Jose Mourinho should leave, but Giggs believes there is no better man for the job.
"He is the right man for the job," Giggs said. "He's got good players and he's a good manager so I don't see where United would go after him.
"There's always going to be speculation about who can come in and who can replace but as far as I'm concerned they need stability."
And after back to back wins against Burnley and Watford the Wales manager is hopeful United can push on for the next part of the season.
"They've had two really good away wins at Burnley and at Watford and I expect them to climb up the table, because they've got an easy run of three of four games now and then all that sort of pressure will go away," Giggs said.
"It wasn't a great start but I expect us to go on a pretty good run now and the questions that are being asked to stop."
Giggs was talking to MEN Sport as he prepared to cycle 55km for Vimto to raise funds for Warrington Youth Club to celebrate their 110th brithday.
Giggs was joined by former Class of 92 team mate Gary Neville and 110 cyclists in Cheshire to tackle the challenge which raised £110,000.
“It’s been a fantastic day and great to see Vimto’s commitment to the local community, just as they support development of young football talent at the Salford City FC academy," Giggs said.