Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has called on Marcus Rashford to leave Manchester United at the end of the season.
Despite Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani both being sidelined for the draw against Leicester at the weekend, Rashford was still left on the bench, and Redknapp says that the England international won’t be short of suitors if he decides he needs a fresh start:
“I’m looking at Marcus Rashford right now and thinking, we’re not all going to jump on the Marcus Rashford bandwagon, but this is a young man that I believe has to go and explore and do something else. He looks like he’s fallen out of love with the game right now.”
“Go play somewhere because there is no doubt that there is a player in there and there and for him the clubs there will be, there will be hundreds of clubs that will want him.”
“He’s had enormous success against the likes of Paris Saint-Germain in Europe, clubs in England would want him, Tottenham, Arsenal, everyone would want him. But I think his time has run now at Manchester United.”
As Redknapp mentions, Arsenal are one of the teams who have been linked with Rashford, along with Newcastle and West Ham. Liverpool were even suggested as a potential destination a few weeks back but that is surely a non-starter.
From the outside looking in, it does feel as though Rashford needs a new lease of life. However, he shouldn’t make a final decision before the club’s next permanent head coach is appointed. The 24-year-old could well find himself back in favour under new management so there is no need to rush things.