Thierry Henry doubts that Marcus Rashford would be well advised to stay with Manchester United. The attacker played 25 competition duels this season, but has no fixed base. Rashford regularly has to settle for short raids and according to Henry that is disastrous for his development. The 20-year-old Rashford is at a point in his career where he has to play a lot, according to the Frenchman.
“One of the most important things is that you’ll get to play”, explains Henry to Sky Sports,”You can’t afford to stay on the couch. You miss matches and don’t learn enough. Henry draws the comparison with Michael Owen, who, as a young talent, was very much on the field as a young talent,”Owen was able to continue to develop after his breakthrough, for example, because he played continuously. There are more examples of this. But Rashford cannot build on what he showed last year because he has no fixed position on the field.
Rashford’s contract with Manchester United will run until mid-2020. According to Henry, it is clear that the fifteen-fold international of England prefers to be in the base of Old Trafford,”Departure” is a big word. He was born in Manchester and of course he prefers to play for Manchester United. But then he must take action, and that has become even more difficult after the arrival of Alexis Sánchez. I suspect that at the end of the season he is going to consult himself. He then goes on to wonder: do I want to stay?
Does Marcus Rashford do well to leave Manchester United?