Marcus Rashford should leave Manchester United on loan, according to Jermaine Jenas.
The English striker scored against Watford yesterday, helping the Red Devils to victory in their final Premier League game in 2017/18.
However, Alexis Sanchez’s arrival has meant that Rashford and Anthony Martial have had to settle for minutes as a substitute; leaving Jose Mourinho with a real dilemma on his hands.
Former England international Jenas reckons that a short-term move away from Old Trafford would make the most sense. He even hinted that he should perhaps consider leaving the Premier League for twelve months…
“I would try, if I was Rashford, to get myself out on loan as soon as possible and try and get a full season under my belt.” Jenas is quoted as saying by the Daily Express.
“Because, right now, it doesn’t look like he’s gonna get a game at United.”
“I’d like to see him go abroad, to be honest with you,”
It’s a tough situation for Rashford. He’s performed well whenever given the opportunity, for the most part. Leaving on loan could work wonders for him, but it could also set his development back twelve months. I’m just not sure it’s a gamble that either Mourinho or Rashford will be willing to make.
Yes, he has seen his minutes heavily reduced since Sanchez’s arrival, but he’s still played in over 50 games this term; the most appearances from any player in the senior squad.
With United participating in four major tournaments during 2018/19, he’ll get his opportunities to prove his worth. Then you have to factor injuries into the equation. What if the Red Devils let him leave, then Romelu Lukaku picks up a serious problem? Rashford is the second-choice option at this point in time, and he could slot in nicely all across the front three…