Jamie Carragher sends message to Jose Mourinho about Man United star

Jamie Carragher delivers his verdict on Marcus Rashford's current situation at Manchester United

Marcus Rashford
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford Photo: Tag Heuer

Jamie Carragher has underlined his belief that Marcus Rashford will have to leave Manchester United if he wants regular playing time as a centre-forward.

The striker is widely regarded as one of English football’s brightest young talents but he is firmly behind Romelu Lukaku in the pecking order at Old Trafford as things stand.

Rashford will be hoping to prove himself to Jose Mourinho this season as he tries to hold down a regular spot in the first team under the Portuguese coach.

However, it seems that the youngster is facing a tough task in trying to oust Lukaku from Mourinho’s first team plans, with the Belgian having started the campaign in strong form up front for the Red Devils.

Carragher is a huge fan of Rashford but he feels that the England striker is likely to have to leave Manchester United if he wants to gain regular first-team football playing as a centre-forward.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Carragher said: “Liverpool have got Brazil’s centre-forward, Man City have got one of the greatest Argentinian centre-forwards of all time, Chelsea have got two strikers who have question marks against them – one’s a World Cup winner, the other one’s played for Real Madrid and Juventus – Arsenal have got two £50million strikers and United have got (Romelu) Lukaku.

“I’m not saying Jose Mourinho’s wrong and he should play him, he shouldn’t, Lukaku’s better than him.

“But if that lad wants to play centre-forward, how does he do that?

“My point was he has to move away and then maybe come back, the same as what Lukaku did.”

Manchester United are currently preparing for their Champions League opener against Young Boys on Wednesday night.

The Red Devils made it back to back wins in the top flight for the first time this season by beating Watford 2-1 on Saturday.

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