Marcus Rashford has been urged to stay at Manchester United, amid reports he is frustrated over his role at Old Trafford.
It has been claimed the 20-year-old forward could consider leaving his boyhood club after starting in only five of Unitedās last 16 games.
Rashfordās game time has been reduced to more of a cameo role since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez in January ā an issue that was pre-empted by former coach Rene Meulensteen on talkSPORT ā and he was said to be gutted when he was left out of Saturdayās Manchester derby.
Rumours are building that the England international could look to leave United to boost his first-team opportunities elsewhere, with reports in Spain recently linking him with a stunning move to Real Madrid.
But Danny Higginbotham says Old Trafford is the perfect place for Rashford to develop, and insists he will be a big player for the club.
āItās far too early to leave a football clubā, said Higginbotham ā who, like Rashford, came through Man Unitedās academy.
āI can understand Rashfordās frustration, because of the start to his career at Manchester United, but I just think heās at a football club where he is going to develop.
āIf you want to use someone as an example, Rashford only has to look at Jesse Lingard ā thereās your prime example.
āLingard is 25 now, itās taken him time but now heās one of Manchester Unitedās most important players.
āI think Rashford would be better off just to hold tight at the moment.
āHeās only 20 years of age and he going to be a Manchester United regular.ā