Rio Ferdinand Explains Why Marcus Rashford Must Leave Man United

Rio Ferdinand Explains Why Marcus Rashford Must Leave Man United

Isaac Darko
April 4, 2024 at 11:25 AM
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  • Rio Ferdinand has explained why Marcus Rashford must leave Man United
  • Rashford has had a below-par performance this season, netting just eight goals
  • He recently wrecked his Rolls Royce after he was involved in an accident

Rio Ferdinand believes Marcus Rashford may have to leave Manchester United if the England forward is to revive his faltering career.

The 26-year-old has scored just eight goals in 36 appearances for United so far this season -- a far cry from last term when he scored a career-best 30 goals for United.

Rashford has also faced criticism over his off-field conduct.

Struggling season: Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford
Struggling season: Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford.Photo: Oli Scarff
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Reports in late January suggested Rashford had spent an evening at a Belfast nightclub before missing training with United.

And United manager Erik ten Hag branded Rashford's decision to go to a separate nightclub event after October's 3-0 derby defeat by Manchester City "unacceptable".

Former United defender Ferdinand feels Rashford, whose place in the England squad for Euro 2024 could now be at risk, should think about the people he surrounds himself with and perhaps think about moving away from Old Trafford.

"I think it's a pivotal moment in his career now, he's not a kid anymore," Ferdinand told Sky Bet's Stick to Football podcast via Optus Sport.
"I think there's a big decision to make, from him. He's got to look at who's around him, who are the external people? Are they the right people?
"Are they enabling him to make excuses for himself behind closed doors? Or are they saying 'look at yourself and be accountable for what you are doing'?
"He needs to look at that and own that and make big decisions."

Rashford slams critics

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Rashford slamming his critics questioning his commitment to Man United.

The England international has been linked with the possible Old Trafford exit, with Paris Saint-Germain reportedly keen.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)