Watch: Jamie Redknapp urges Marcus Rashford to leave Man Utd

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Marcus Rashford looks frustrated during Manchester United's FA Cup loss to Middlesbrough, Old Trafford, February 2022

Former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder Jamie Redknapp has urged Marcus Rashford to leave Manchester United this summer.

Rashford often impressed under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and became the first United player to score 20+ goals in all competitions in consecutive seasons since Wayne Rooney in 2010.

But the 24-year-old has struggled to hit those heights this season, scoring just five goals in 27 appearances in all competitions.

He’s lost his place in United’s starting XI since Ralf Rangnick arrived and was recently left out of Gareth Southgate’s England squad.

Despite Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani being unavailable for United’s home game against Leicester, Ralf Rangnick named Rashford on the bench and didn’t start with a striker.

The England international replaced Scott McTominay in the 55th minute but failed to make much of an impact as United drew 1-1.

“The only one we had was Marcus Rashford,” Rangnick said after the game when asked about his decision to play Paul Pogba as a false nine.

“We knew this morning that Cristiano could not play and decided to start Paul Pogba. After 60 minutes we made the change and had a central striker [Rashford] on the pitch.

“It is no secret that he was not full of confidence in the last couple of weeks. In training he is looking well but it was a question between Paul and Marcus, we went with Paul.

“It is a difficult time for him. I had to decide between two options and I think I decided for the one that gave us more stability in midfield, which was true until the goal.”

During his post-match analysis on Sky Sports, Redknapp suggested that Rashford should leave his boyhood club and make a fresh start elsewhere.

Rashford is yet to sign a new contract at United, and he has already been linked with Barcelona, PSG and Arsenal.


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