The iconic Swede was rested in United’s crunch clash against Chelsea, with Rashford scoring an all important first goal.
Rashford’s impressive performance has cast shadow of doubt on Ibra’s place at Manchester United.
Although, Red Devils legend Gary Neville believes that Ibra still has a very important role to play at the club.
He told Sky Sports: “Would Zlatan have done to Chelsea what Rashford did? Absolutely no chance,”
“But would Rashford have done in that EFL Cup final what Zlatan did? Probably no chance, it would be very difficult.”
“There’s still a place for Zlatan. I used to like being part of a squad that had four strikers. Actually you had a Zlatan, you might have had a Chicharito to come on and you had a Rashford.”
“Why can’t you have three or four strikers and pick from a pool? It’s not like Zlatan plays or nothing. On Sunday he looked delighted when the team scored and he worked when he came on. I don’t see why it has to be an either or, they can play together potentially.”
“I’d like to see Ibrahimovic stay in a different role to what he’s had this season where it’s him or nothing.”
“I’d like to see him phased over another season whereby [Anthony] Martial, Rashford and maybe someone else comes in and you see a changing of the guard, but you still have the experience that is required there.”
The Red Devils have been linked with Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, and a massive bid is expected in the summer.