There’s simply no shortage of promising Manchester United talents being linked to an Old Trafford exit. With the future of Paul Pogba still making headlines, it is now Marcus Rashford that has emerged as a hot topic in the past few days.
The 20-year-old starlet has been terrific for England during the international break, having been the lone goal-scorer during the 2-1 defeat to Spain as well as in the 1-0 victory against Switzerland.
This was achieved when the youngster was deployed as a striker, a position that Jose Mourinho doesn’t play him in at United, nor a space wherein the gaffer thinks he is world-class.
As a result, many pundits have advised Rashford to leave the Mancunian giants for a club where he can gain regular game-time and function in his preferred spot, both criteria being scare under Mourinho. Despite that, Rashford has taken an interesting decision.
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As per The Sun, Rashford will fight for his space at United and stay on at his boyhood club. The report cites a club source to have stated: “Marcus loves the club and does not want to move, but he wants to be a striker or at least play down the middle as a No 10. He is not going to give up trying to prove himself at United but he knows he may have a big decision to make soon.”
The decision in question is undoubtedly a momentous one, and judging by how young talents have had a knack for behaving in recent times, the forward will certainly be pressured to make a move away from the side.
His English coach Gareth Southgate had this to say about Rashford’s potential future: “Jose thinks the world of Marcus. He’s a huge admirer of him, but he has got his job to do.
“There is huge competition for places at his club so you can understand that. We have to remember that I don’t think Harry [Kane], at that age, had hardly played anywhere near the matches for Spurs, really.
“Even if some of those other top players who have broken into the team, some of the step-overs and things Ronaldo was doing at that age, but he wasn’t converting them into the number of goals, so we have got to give him time to develop.”