Manchester United legend Owen Hagreaves has shared his opinion on the uncertain surrounding the fate of Marcus Rashford at the theatre of dreams. The three lion attacker only made a start in the current season, and is currently serving his three match suspension in the league. Rashford, however is expected to feature in the UEFA Champion’s league game against Young Boys on Wednesday night.
Rashford have lacked game-time since the arrival of Jose Mourinho, as he has been started barely 34 times under the Portuguese trainer, with many tipping the youngster to seek greener pastures elsewhere.
But Hagreaves believes that a departure from Old Trafford, will not be in the interest of his football career. Hagreaves in his BT column, wrote: “Danny Welbeck went out on loan to Sunderland and it worked out for him, but ultimately if they were to make a decision like that it would have to be in the benefit of Rashford in the long run”. “I don’t think there’s any doubt that he’s already one of Man Utd’s best attacking options so I would be shocked if they let him go because I don’t think he needs it.”
While Hagreaves backs the attacker to remain with the club, Liverpool legend Barnes has given reason for the player’s condition under the Portuguese.
“Mourinho likes consistency,” Barnes recently said. “And you can still see Rashford isn’t consistent week in, week out”. “Coming on and playing well for the full 90 minutes, he’s still not at it”. “I understand why Mourinho does what he does”. “But if there’s an agenda against Mourinho, then that’s what they use to beat with him”. “A lot of people are pushing for Rashford to be centre-forward”. “But for what Mourinho wants, he’s never going to play ahead of Lukaku”. “It’s just a question of him and Lingard.”