In focus: No better place for Rashford than Manchester United

Manchester United teenager Marcus Rashford is not stalling over a new contract despite reports stating otherwise, according to the Manchester Evening News.

What’s the word?

The Times reported that the 19-year-old is not content with life at Old Trafford and has held off on discussing fresh terms, despite signing a new deal not long after Jose Mourinho was appointed manager.

The publication suggested that Rashford feels as though he is going ‘backwards’ under Mourinho, but the Manchester Evening News claim that there are not even talks on the table regarding a new deal.

The local newspaper also reports that Rashford is happy at the North-West outfit and is believed to have recently bought a new home in Cheshire with his family.

At just 19, the England international has been a regular figure in the squad, starting 17 games and coming off the bench on 14 occasions.

The forward has also found the back of the net six times for the Red Devils.

Why would Rashford want to leave?

Well, according to these latest reports he doesn’t, and he would be right to want to remain at Old Trafford.

Not many players at his age manage to break into the first-team squad of a Premier League club, let alone one of the biggest clubs in the world.

He may not start every game but he is getting valuable experience at the top level and learning from one of the best managers in the game.

The only negative about his current situation is that he is usually battling Jesse Lingard or Anthony Martial for a spot on the left side of the attack rather than up front.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is regularly preferred in that position, but given the Swede’s experience, Rashford can hardly argue.

Having someone standing in his way is likely to help the youngster’s development, so right now it would not make sense for him to walk away from United.