Frank Lampard sends warning to Marcus Rashford about new Man United signing

The Chelsea legend believes Marcus Rashford may have to contemplate his future following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez at Manchester United

Man United striker Marcus Rashford Photo: Tag Heuer

Frank Lampard has warned Marcus Rashford that he may have to leave Manchester United to continue his progression following Alexis Sanchez’s arrival at Old Trafford.

The Chile international completed a move to Manchester United in a swap deal that saw former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan make the switch to Arsenal last month.

Sanchez is reportedly earning a contract worth a staggering £600,000 a week after the South American opted to move to Manchester United despite previous interest from leaders Manchester City.

Jose Mourinho hasn’t hesitated to throw Sanchez straight into his Manchester United team for their games against Yeovil Town and Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup and the Premier League.

Rashford dropped to the bench for Manchester United’s last three Premier League games and didn’t even feature in their 2-0 loss to Mauricio Pochettino’s side at Wembley on Wednesday night.

The England international has started 13 games and made a further 11 appearances from the bench this season to struggle to tie down a regular starting spot in Mourinho’s team.

Former Chelsea midfielder Lampard suggested that Rashford could be forced to leave Manchester United to secure more first-team football following Sanchez’s move.

“You always want to see great players come into a football club but I feel slightly sorry for Marcus Rashford in this situation. Does that put him down the pecking order? It makes it harder,” Lampard told BT Sport Premier League Tonight on Wednesday night.

“Marcus Rashford will be looking at Sanchez. There comes a time when you’re ready. Rashford is one of the top performers and he just needs that chance. Maybe it might not happen for him at Man United.”

Manchester United are second place in the Premier League table and the Red Devils will take on Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

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