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 Unitedâs last 16 games.
Rashfordâs game time has been reduced to more of a cameo role since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez in January â an issue that was pre-empted by former coach Rene Meulensteen on talkSPORT â and he was said to be gutted when he was left out of Saturdayâs 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.
âItâs far too early to leave a football clubâ, said Higginbotham â who, like Rashford, came through Man Unitedâs academy.
âI can understand Rashfordâs frustration, because of the start to his career at Manchester United, but I just think heâs at a football club where he is going to develop.
âIf you want to use someone as an example, Rashford only has to look at Jesse Lingard – thereâs your prime example.
âLingard is 25 now, itâs taken him time but now heâs one of Manchester Unitedâs most important players.
âI think Rashford would be better off just to hold tight at the moment.
âHeâs only 20 years of age and he going to be a Manchester United regular.â