Manchester United Football Club takes on Sevilla this evening, in a hugely anticipated Champions League game.
Jose Mourinho’s boys will have to be right at the races from minute one if they want to secure a positive result, but there are apparently personnel matters that the manager may have to deal with.
That’s the view of former Chelsea player-turned-pundit Dennis Wise anyway. He thinks that if Marcus Rashford doesn’t start getting regular football, then the Englishman may well have to move on for the good of his career.
Wise thinks that the striker from Wythenshawe will find it hard to displace Romelu Lukaku within the starting line-up, and his job has been made even tougher after Alexis Sanchez’s arrival.
“At some stage, if he doesn’t get regular football that will be something of a consideration for him further down the line.” Wise told Sky Sports News.
“There are some quality players that they have brought in. There is Lukaku that he has got to try and get himself in front of – I am not sure he will.
“Although Lukaku has not been performing fantastically well. Sanchez is another one that Mourinho has brought in. It’s about where they are going to fit Rashford in and what position.
“At times he has mostly played wide and that is not really his main position but I think he will accept that position because he wants to play.”
While both facts are true, that doesn’t take away from the immense talent that Rashford possesses. Don’t forget that he’s just 20, with the footballing world at his feet. Mourinho trusts the young man wholeheartedly, in my opinion, even more so than Anthony Martial, so he’ll definitely still get his opportunities from now until the end of the season.
In the long-term, this is a man who’ll be a mainstay within the United XI. For now, though, he’ll just have to remain patient and grasp his chance with both hands when it comes his way.