By Mark Weasley
Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford has decided to stay at the club instead of leaving for first team opportunities. The 20-year-old England international has struggled for playing time ever since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez in January but has vowed to break into the starting eleven of Jose Mourinho, reports The Sun, as per Top Quickspin Slots online. The likes of Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata have moved ahead of the youngster in the pecking order at the club, but Rashford wants to prove his worth to the former Chelsea handler.
The forward has been linked to an Old Trafford exit this summer as he is concerned with his development by sitting on the bench so much. Reports suggest that Rashford has become disillusioned at not being a regular in Mourinho’s starting 11, though no player has featured more for the manager ever since he got appointed back in 2016. In the 113 matches the Portuguese tactician has managed, Rashford has played in 98 games. However, nearly half of the 98 games have come from him playing as a substitute while the arrival of Sanchez has put him further down the pecking order.
The Manchester United academy product is concerned about his chances of starting for England at this summer’s World Cup, as his club form has been inconsistent all year long. After starting the season like a man on fire, his form dropped at the tail end of the year as many questioned whether he was tired after playing so many matches. He is expected to start United’s game against Bournemouth on Wednesday night with Jose Mourinho expected to make a number of changes to the starting eleven that lost at home to West Brom last Sunday.
Sanchez is expected to make way for Rashford, with the Chilean poised to be rested ahead of the season-defining FA Cup clash at Wembley against Tottenham this Saturday. Rashford broke into the scene at Old Trafford back in 2016 under the management of Louis Van Gaal as he scored twice on his club debut against FC Midjtylland, scoring twice against Arsenal as well as netting the winner in a Manchester derby away at the Etihad.
Rashford is a player that can play as a striker and anywhere in the front three. He is known for his pace, finishing and creativity. In 116 games, he has scored 31 goals winning the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League. Big things are expected of Rashford at United, as he is one of the brightest talents to have come through the academy in recent years.