Arsenal legend Ian Wright has claimed that Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford must leave the club to improve his potential as a central striker.
The United academy graduate was promoted to the first team in 2015 under Louis van Gaal. But since Jose Mourinho took over at Old Trafford Rashford lost his place as a centre-forward.
Therefore, former England striker Wright has urged the youngster to leave the Red Devils in order to fulfil his latent abilities and qualities.
“I think that Rashford, especially when he burst onto the scene, we saw flashes of a striker that can go into space and he can link up, and he can finish,” Wright said on BBC Radio 5 Live.
“Now, what’s happened to him since he’s been at United on the left or the right, wherever they play him, he’s played everywhere apart from up front learning his trade.”
“He’s got pace, he’s got a skill, he’s got finishing ability. He’s been playing in roles that have taken the edge of those sides of his game.”
“Rashford’s got massive, massive, decisions to make in the next year, 18 months for me.”
“He’s either got to leave Manchester United and play, and play in a position where he’s going to start to be that player we all thought he was going to be when he burst onto the scene, scoring goals left, right and centre every competition he has played in or he’s going to have to stay there, whether it’s Mourinho or whoever it is, and maybe playing on the left, maybe playing on the right, maybe playing up front.”
The 20-year-old has scored 32 goals in 126 appearances for United in all competitions while he scored 3 times in 25 appearances for his national team Three Lions.