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Manchester United Need Lukaku to Progress- Eric Bailly
Rashford is the future of the club while Mata is a 'wizard'
Manchester United centre back Eric Bailly has described club striker Romelu Lukaku as the type of player the club needs to achieve and move forward and youngster Marcus Rashford as the club’s rising star.
But Lukaku who has scored four league goals this season is yet to find the back of the net since United’s 2-1 win over Watford in September.
Despite the barren run, the Ivorian believes the Belgium international is still an important player for the team in a physical and competitive league.
Rashford, on his part, has notched two goals in nine Premier League games this term and Bailly has touted the talented English forward as the one to lift the club soon.
“Romelu is a very good forward and the team needs this type of player to progress,” Bailly told club website.
“When you’re training and the opposition has a player like him, you get even more experience of the league.
“In England , there are a lot of big players so it’s a good exercise for us. It’s important to have him in the team.”
“He [Rashford] is the speed, talent and youth. He’s the future of the club.
“With the help of those around him, I hope he will continue and become one of the best players at United in years to come. He’s respectful, quiet and calm.
“He doesn’t talk much but on the pitch he expresses himself. He’s a huge talent.”
Meanwhile, the ex- Villarreal defender is convinced of Alexis Sanchez’s qualities and hopes he remains at Old Trafford despite his recent struggles for playing time and transfer rumours linking him with a move to PSG.
“He has a huge amount of talent. He brings a lot, he’s a plus. He’s always talking to his team-mates and the other forwards. I’m very proud to have a player like him and I hope he will continue to be in good form. That will be good for our team,” he added.
Bailly also revealed the name given to Juan Mata for his technique and qualities he bring to the squad.
“Mata is known as the Wizard. It’s magic. He is someone who has talent, technique – he’s a great player, and also a great person,” he concluded.