Former Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov has advised Marcus Rashford to be vocal following midweek’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City.
The academy graduate reserved some respect for the Red Devils after scoring a consolation goal for United in the 70th minute.
Efforts from Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez handed City early two goals lead before an own goal from Andreas Pereira put City three goals ahead before the break.
Rashford gave United something to cheer on with a well-composed finishing in the 70th minute and his effort could be useful in the return leg at Etihad.
After the defeat, Berbatov thinks Rashford, who captained Man United on Tuesday night, should do well to demand the ball more often.
The Bulgarian told Betfair: ‘When I was playing, Sir Alex [Ferguson] would say “Give Berba the ball, and when you give it to him, don’t stay, run, because he’s going to find you.”
‘You need to know your team-mates, who is going to pass you the ball and who is going to make the run, these kinds of things are small details but they are the most important.
‘Rashford needs to be strong with his team-mates, if he needs to have an argument on the pitch or shout “f***ing give me the ball,” do it, it doesn’t matter, you need to show character and have that will to win.
‘Argue or fight, it doesn’t matter if everything is for the purpose of winning the game, you f***ing do it.’
Manchester United are back in action this weekend when they host Norwich City at Old Trafford in the Premier League.
Lest you forget, United are five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the League.