Micah Richards says Marcus Rashford would score 40 goals a season if he played for Man City

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Manchester City put three past rivals Manchester United in Tuesday night's Carabao Cup semi-final first leg. 

Pep Guardiola's side rolled up to Old Trafford and thanks to Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez and an own goal from Andreas Pereira, take a solid advantage into the second leg. 

Marcus Rashford hit a consolation for the hosts in the second half but by all accounts, the tie is pretty much over. 

The result left United fans fuming - Ole Out - aimed at manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was trending on Twitter afterwards. 

While supporters were angry, Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards was feeling a different emotion. The former defender admitted to feeling sorry for Rashford. 

He even claimed that the 22-year-old would score as many as 40 goals a season if he played for a team like City. 

"I feel a little bit for Rashford. If Rashford was in Manchester City's team, he would get 30, 40 goals a season," Richards told Sky Sports at full-time, per the Manchester Evening News

"Obviously on the counter-attack when you've got Martial, Lingard, James, they look good.

Rashford and United were embarrassed by Man City

"Sometimes, the counter-attack isn't on. You've got to be able to pick through teams. You look at City's midfield compared to United's and that's no disrespect to them. 

"De Bruyne's first thought is 'let's play a forward pass'.

"When I see United play, it's all just a little bit too safe. 'I don't want to be the one to make a mistake today so I'll just play a simple pass'. You look at City's midfield, first option 'let's play forward'." 

Richards thinks Rashford would thrive in Man City's team

GIVEMESPORT's Ollie Browning says:

Richards has made a very strong point. Rashford has the talent to score 30 or 40 goals a season, but he needs to be unleashed in an attacking team, surrounded by quality players. 

Man City is that team. Imagine the England striker linking up with Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling. That would be unbelievable. 

Would Rashford be better away from Man Utd?

Sure, there's absolutely zero chance of Rashford swapping Old Trafford for the Etihad, but Richards' comments do make you think... just how well could he do away from Man United?

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