Marcus Rashford: Wayne Rooney Suggests ‘Solution’ to Striker’s Poor Form at Manchester United

Marcus Rashford: Wayne Rooney Suggests ‘Solution’ to Striker’s Poor Form at Manchester United

Elijah Odetokun
April 10, 2024 at 11:34 AM
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  • Marcus Rashford's level has dropped drastically this season
  • Rashford netted only eight goals across 38 games this term
  • Club legend, Wayne Rooney, has shared possible solutions

Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney, has shared his thoughts on Marcus Rashford's drastic decline this season and suggested heat he thinks is a possible solution.

The academy graduate has hit a rough patch this season. United are struggling in Erik ten Hag's second season, a situation that puts the manager's future at risk.

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Marcus Rashford limped out of Manchester United's 2-2 draw against Liverpool with an injury. Photo by Alex Dodd.
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He was the first Red Devils star to score 30 goals in a season since Robin van Persie in 2013, but has only managed eight in 38 games in all competitions this season.

Rooney advises Rashford to move on

There are concerns over whether Rashford will regain his form from last season, and many fans have suggested that the club move him this summer if a suitable offer arrives.

Speaking to Premier League productions via Manchester Evening News, Rooney appeared to support the sentiment but claimed being a Mancunian makes it difficult.

“We all know he has got the ability and got all the attributes to be a top world-class player, that's the frustrating thing, the former Derby manager said.
“Last season, he went and scored a lot of goals. But this season, he hasn't kicked on. He doesn't look happy when he is playing. You wonder, is his best option to move away from the club and have a fresh start? But he is a Manchester lad.”
“I would love to see him get his career back on track at the club, go on to score goals and try to help the club win trophies. But he certainly has had a difficult season,” he added.

Per Mirror UK, the 26-year-old, who has a contract until 2028, is the subject of transfer interest from Paris Saint-Germain, which is looking to replace Kylian Mbappe.

The club could be willing to have a deal if their reported valuation of £75 million is met.

Ferdinand urges Rashford to leave

Sports Brief reported on Rio Ferdinand urging Rashford to leave United to revive his faltering career away from the only club he has known since childhood.

At 26, the pundit believes it is time for the versatile attacker to make big decisions for his career amidst interest from PSG, who could potentially be his next destination.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.