Young talents face a hard time choosing sides in the modern game. Marcus Rashford may soon be faced with such a dilemma. The English starlet is living his dream having broken into the Manchester United senior team.
However, under Jose Mourinho, despite getting adequate game time, Rashford may not be functioning in the position that he most favors. The Portuguese tactician employs him in more of an impact role, and as of such, a regular position is rarely garnered by him.
Writing in his recent Betfair column, Dimitar Berbatov states: “I wasn’t totally surprised to see rumours about Marcus Rashford moving away from Old Trafford.
“I think Jose Mourinho should be playing him more; he’s only going to get better with experience and we can see how well he is playing for the national team. Rashford hasn’t necessarily hit top form for Man United so far this season, but he is a good player with a big future ahead of him.”
He goes on to add quite strongly: “I would be very sad to see him leave and Manchester United need to do all they can to keep him, but you can see why players head get turned when names like Real Madrid are mentioned.
“Madrid isn’t a place where he is necessarily going to get more playing time, of course, but when you are bit confused, you sometimes forget about those details and can get seduced by the big name. You think ‘f**k it, I’m not getting a chance here, so why not?’”
His next words probably echo that of a majority of Red Devils:
“But, as I said, I do not want this move to happen. It’s important that Academy players are given a chance and we don’t want to see another Pogba situation, where United have to pay a huge fee for someone they had on their books in the first place.”