Marcus Rashford has been urged to leave Manchester United by club legend Teddy Sheringham in order to learn the game and gain experience.
While Rashford has been involved in 34 out of Manchester United’s 37 Premier League games so far this season, he has in fact only started 16 league matches.
His impact has been further reduced by the arrival of Alexis Sanchez who has been favoured down the left, while Romelu Lukaku is undoubtedly Manchester United’s first choice striker.
Speaking as a Sky pundit during United’s 0-0 draw at West Ham on Thursday night, Sheringham said: “I said at the start of the season about Marcus Rashford that he needs to play games.
“He needs to learn what he can get away with on a football pitch, what he can do, what he can’t do.
“You don’t learn that by watching other people play.
“I don’t care how good the players are, it’s all about experience, it’s about making mistakes along the way and coming up against these players week-in, week-out and knowing how to prepare to play next season and the season after that.
“But if you don’t get the experience, you don’t get the chance. All you do is sit and watch and you make mistakes later in life.
“He needs to learn now, he’s an unbelievable talent for me, and he needs to be playing in a first team somewhere.”
While Sheringham of course only spent four years as a Manchester United player, he cemented his place as a club legend when he scored the stoppage time equalising goal in the 1999 Champions League final.