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Rashford must leave to become 'world-class'

Posted: 12 September 2018 Time: 19:30

Marcus Rashford has been advised by another Premier League legend that he needs to leave Manchester United in order to develop into a 'world-class' striker.

Rashford has earned just one start in the league this season in a left-wing role but scored against Spain and Switzerland when afforded an opportunity up-front by manager Gareth Southgate this week.

At 20, former Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher echoed the recent sentiments of Alan Shearer.

Claiming the United Academy graduate's development may be best served away from Old Trafford.

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Everton and Chelsea have been mooted as possible destinations within English publication, The Sun, one of the club's Carra' mentioned in his explanation - citing the example of the man who's keeping him out of Jose Mourinho's starting XI.

"Romelu Lukaku is in front of Rashford and I don't see Rashford displacing him as long as he is there," Carragher told Sky Sports.

"But remember when Lukaku was at Chelsea and he had to come away and go to Everton. Then he ended up as top scorer and got his move to Man Utd.

"Possibly Everton is the sort of club you are looking at, just below the top six, for someone like Rashford, similar to what Lukaku did.

"You know you are going to play every week as the centre-forward and you know if you have a couple of games where you don't score then you are still going to play the next week," the former England defender added.

"Last season after they played Brighton away, Mourinho had a little pop at him and Lukaku went straight back into the team. That's the problem you will always have.

"Does he have to leave United? I think so. Is he good enough to displace Lukaku? Is Rashford good enough to be Manchester United's centre-forward for them trying to win the Premier League or the Champions League? He may not be.

"It gets to the stage where you want to play every week. Will he be an England regular or be Manchester United's real centre-forward where you know, when the team is picked every week, that he is in it. Will it ever get to that stage?

"In that position you have got to be world class. Rashford is not world class yet, but he might be at 23 or 24, as Lukaku has done. He looks like one of the best strikers in the world.

"Rashford may have to move away to come back to one of the top teams."

Article by: Staff Reporter

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