Marcus Rashford will be quick to forget last season after enduring a terrible campaign. It will probably be his worst season since his breakthrough season in 2015. The 24-year-old lost his place in the England National team following a poor season.
There is still doubt if the Manchester United academy graduate could rediscover his best form before the World Cup in November. England National Team head coach Gareth Southgate had indicated that there is still time for Marcus Rashford and Jarden Sancho to make the England 26 men’s squad for the World Cup.
The 24-year-old has one year left on his Manchester United contract and he has already been linked to a move to Paris Saint Germain.
However, Darren Lewis believes Marcus Rashford is still young and it will be wrong to write him off.
What did Darren Lewis say about Marcus Rashford?
The Mirror Football Writer said via Talk Sports: “From my point of view I don’t think it’s a question of whether Man United should sell Rashford, it’s whether Rashford should stay at a club that’s stagnating and it’s sucking everyone down with them.
“I look at Jadon Sancho and the form he showed at [Borussia] Dortmund, the electrifying impact he had, and the way that Man United has sucked all of the creativity out of him.
“I look at the impact Luke Shaw has in an England shirt surrounded by better players in a team with a plan, I look at the player [Raphael] Varane was before he arrived at Manchester United.
“It is just sheer madness to sit here now and suggest a player like Marcus Rashford, 24 years of age, is finished and has reached the end of the road.
“I bet you any money you will see him, should he go to PSG and once again become the player we know him to be and you will say ‘why couldn’t United get that kind of impact out of him? Just like some United fans did when Lukaku went to Inter Milan and scored goals for fun because they played him in a way that got the best out of him.
“I can’t indulge in any kind of conversation that Rashford is finished and you need to get rid of him, I’m telling you right now if you do that then you’re going to regret it.
“This time last season [Harry] Kane had started poorly at Spurs and I heard so many people saying he was finished and then [Antonio] Conte got hold of him and gave him the confidence and the belief and then the second half of the season he was a different player and people were eating their words.
“I think in football there are too many reactionary people wanting to write players off, 24 years of age? Come on.”
Meanwhile, Former Premier League duo Trevor Sinclair and Ray Parlour claim Marcus Rashford is being played out of position.
“A lot of the time when you leave a team like Manchester United you’re going downhill, but you only have to look at his stats, he’s definitely on the decline, ” the Former Manchester City midfielder Trevor Sinclair told TalkSports:
“I don’t think he knows his best position, but I certainly think he’s best as a striker, playing off the shoulder, running those channels and he’s got pace that scares players to death.
“As a winger, you’ve got to be technical you’ve got to be a passer, especially in an Erik ten Hag team.”
Ray Parlour seems to share the same opinion with Sinclair, saying: “It’s a big season for him because of the World Cup coming up, he’s got to hit the ground running really.
“They can’t really afford to lose him, but it’s all down to the player.
“He does need to turn it around but I don’t know how he does it, whether he trains harder, sometimes a new manager comes in and gives you a new lease of life.”