Former Premier League star Alan Shearer has told Marcus Rashford to leave Manchester United if he wants to become a great goalscorer.

Rashford has graduated from United academy in 2015 under Louis van Gaal but has found it hard to start under Jose Mourinho.

The England international has been forced by Mourinho to play as a winger and since Alexis Sanchez’s arrival in January, the youngster was totally pushed away.

Rashford, whose current contract at Old Trafford will run until 2020, has fallen down the pecking order as Mourinho prefers Romelu Lukaku ahead of him.

But former Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers striker Alan Shearer has warned the young talented striker to reconsider his future.

Shearer told The Sun: “As long as Romelu Lukaku stays fit he is not going to get a starting spot as the lone striker at Old Trafford.”

“As long as Jose Mourinho is the ­manager, there is not going to be two up top.”

“Even if Lukaku did not play, my money would be on Alexis Sanchez being moved into the middle and further forward.”

“And would Mourinho really turn to Rashford if he needed another striker? Or would he go to the transfer market for a tried and trusted ready-made goalscorer?”

“Rashford has been played so long in a wide position in a three, that it does take time to readjust to his natural position.”

“Time is not a great commodity in football nowadays. I am not advocating Rashford moves away from Old Trafford. It is a great club to be at.”

“But if he wants to achieve an ambition to be recognised as a great goalscorer it is just not going to happen there.”

“He would need to move with the assurance that his next club will make him the main man, the striker, the one up top or one of two. Then I truly believe he would develop into a goalscorer.”

The Red Devils attacker has scored the only goal for England during Three Lions’ 2-1 defeat to Spain on Saturday night.

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