Man Utd Fan Favourite Urged to Leave the Club to Improve

September 12, 2018

Alan Shearer thinks Marcus Rashford will not become a true goal machine if he remains playing as a wide attacker under Jose Mourinho.

The 20-year-old star is capable of playing in multiple roles across Manchester United’s attack but is usually used to the left of Romelu Lukaku by the Portuguese.

Englishman scored the opening goal for his country in their 2-1 defeat to Spain on Saturday evening but than he squandered a chance to equalise late on.

‘The miss from the one-on-one with David De Gea was a symptom of a player not used to being in those positions in a match-day situation,’ Shearer wrote in his column for The Sun. ‘Of the 126 appearances Rashford has made for Manchester United, I am not sure how many have been in his favoured position as a striker.

‘Time is not a great commodity in football nowadays. I am not advocating Rashford moves away from Old Trafford. It is a great club to be at.

‘But if he wants to achieve an ambition to be recognised as a great goalscorer it is just not going to happen there. ‘He would need to move with the assurance that his next club will make him the main man, the striker, the one up top or one of two.’