‘Manchester United is the best place for Rashford’ – Former Red Devil urges youngster to stay amid reports of frustration

source: talksport

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 United’s last 16 games.

Rashford’s game time has been reduced to more of a cameo role since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez in January – an issue that was pre-empted by former coach Rene Meulensteen on talkSPORT – and he was said to be gutted when he was left out of Saturday’s 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.

“It’s far too early to leave a football club”, said Higginbotham – who, like Rashford, came through Man United’s academy.

“I can understand Rashford’s frustration, because of the start to his career at Manchester United, but I just think he’s at a football club where he is going to develop.

“If you want to use someone as an example, Rashford only has to look at Jesse Lingard – there’s your prime example.

“Lingard is 25 now, it’s taken him time but now he’s one of Manchester United’s most important players.

“I think Rashford would be better off just to hold tight at the moment.

“He’s only 20 years of age and he going to be a Manchester United regular.”

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