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Scholes suggests Man Utd could struggle to keep hold of Rashford

Paul Scholes has suggested that Manchester United could struggle to keep hold of Marcus Rashford should the club fail to secure qualification for the Champions League.

The England international has enjoyed a superb first half of the campaign and is currently in career-best goalscoring form, having netted 16 goals in all competitions for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side so far this season.

Such has been the impact and form of the 22-year-old, comparisons have been made between Rashford and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe, the Frenchman widely regarded amongst the best young forwards in world football.

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes admits there are similarities between the duo, but has warned his old club that they must provide the platform for Rashford to fulfil his potential with the player possessing the quality to compete amongst Europe’s elite at the very highest level.

“He’s of a similar ilk,” Scholes said on BT Sport. “He (Mbappe) has scored 20 goals in the Champions League already and Marcus is playing in the Europa League.

“The sooner they can get back into the Champions League the better.

“They need to do it because when he and people like Paul Pogba are out of the Champions League, they want to play Champions League football because of the quality that they have.

“If they are not going to get it here, then you would have to say they will look elsewhere. Hopefully it will never come to that and I hate even thinking about that.”

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