Ian Wright: Marcus Rashford may have to leave Man United

Ian Wright believes that Marcus Rashford may have to leave Man United to further his career

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Ian Wright
Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Ian Wright believes that Marcus Rashford may be forced to leave Manchester United in order to seek out regular first team football.

Manchester United have endured a miserable start to the new Premier League season, winning just two of their opening four games and posting losses against Brighton and Tottenham.

Defensively, Jose Mourinho’s men have been far from solid, conceding seven goals already, but equally, they have looked largely ineffective going forward, scoring just 4 goals from open play so far.

England striker Rashford has yet to start a game for Man United in the early stages of the 2018-19 campaign and his misery was compounded on Sunday as he was sent off against Burnley at Turf Moor after coming on as a substitute.

According to former Arsenal forward Ian Wright, the 20-year-old starlet might have to leave Old Trafford to secure regular playing time, with opportunities few and far between under Mourinho’s stewardship.

He told BBC Radio 5 live: “Rashford’s got massive, massive, decisions to make in the next year, 18 months for me.

“He’s either got to leave Manchester United and play, and play in a position where he’s going to start to be that player we all thought he was going to be when he burst onto the scene, scoring goals left, right and centre every competition he has played in.

“Or he’s going to have to stay there, whether it’s Mourinho or whoever it is, and maybe playing on the left, maybe playing on the right, maybe playing up front.”

In 126 appearances for the club, Rashford has managed to score 32 goals despite never fully establishing himself as a fixture up front in the first team.

As one of England’s brightest talents, it is vital that he is playing regular football so that he can work towards achieving his immense potential and at the moment it seems as though such opportunities are unlikely to be forthcoming at Manchester United.

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