Former Chelsea and Marseille striker Tony Cascarino says Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could learn from David McGoldrick’s work rate and attitude.
The forward has not scored for Sheffield United in 14 league appearances this season, but Cascarino thinks there is a reason why Chris Wilder keeps picking him to start matches:
“Some were unhappy with my criticism of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when I said his attitude was poor. But one man in the Premier League today helps prove my point and that’s David McGoldrick.”
“He hasn’t scored a league goal this season but he’s in Chris Wilder’s team nearly every week. Why? He is a team player and a perfect example of why a modern-day forward has to be about more than scoring goals.”
“His contribution is huge — he defends from the front, terrorises defenders, makes clever and selfless runs. McGoldrick is a great modern striker and the likes of Aubameyang could learn a lot from watching him play.”
McGoldrick has been an incredible free transfer for Sheffield United. While he did contribute more goals last campaign, bagging 15 as the Blades were promoted, he has consistently put in a shift and worked hard for his teammates.
It is a large part of the reason why United find themselves above Arsenal in the Premier League table at the moment. Chris Wilder’s side are seventh, three points ahead of the Gunners.
Despite failing to score once again in the 2-0 win against Aston Villa at the weekend, McGoldrick is still likely to be named on the teamsheet when the Blades face Brighton at the Amex on Saturday.