Former England midfielder Jamie Redknapp has claimed that Marcus Rashford might be forced to leave Manchester United for the sake of his career.
Rashford, 20, has already made 36 appearances in all competitions for United this season – scoring an impressive 10 goals in the process.
The attacker is without a goal in his last eight Premier League matches, however, and has struggled to hold down a regular position in the team in recent weeks.
Alexis Sanchez’s arrival is also expected to harm Rashford’s chances of securing a position in Jose Mourinho’s starting team at Old Trafford.
Pundit Redknapp has said that Rashford ‘probably needs to go and play football somewhere’ following Sanchez’s switch from Arsenal.
Redknapp told Sky Sports:
“I just feel for people like Marcus Rashford. They go down the pecking order and he’s probably thinking where do I fit in now.
“He might have to go in the end. It doesn’t help your confidence. Every time you are training you think ‘I’m not going to play on Saturday’.
“He probably needs to go and play football somewhere. It is a shame but that’s modern day football and that’s why it’s so hard for young British players to get opportunities.”
United will look to continue their impressive run of form when they travel to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
Rashford was on the scoresheet in United’s 4-0 win over Yeovil Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup last week.
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