Luke Chadwick, a former Manchester United midfielder, has commented on the Marcus Rashford transfer situation, which has been connected with a move away from Old Trafford. Rashford has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford.
The Red Devils attacker hasn’t been at his best this season, and has recently fallen out of favor with manager Ralf Rangnick, prompting questions about his long-term future at the club.
By 90 minutes, Arsenal had been mentioned as potential bidders for Rashford, and one imagines that the Gunners would welcome the addition of a proven, versatile offensive player like him to their team following the loss of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
Nonetheless, in an exclusive interview with CaughtOffside, Chadwick acknowledges that he would be surprised if Rashford left the club, and he has offered advice on how the 24-year-old might reclaim his spot in the squad.
“It would surprise me if Rashford were to go.” The loss would be regrettable because he is a Manchester boy who came through the club’s system and is the type of player you want to see on the field,” Chadwick explained.
There may be other suitors for him, but I’m sure he’d have plenty of chances to play at Manchester United. Rashford hasn’t been at the top of his game this season, and this is probably the first time he’s experienced a significant downturn in form. However, all players experience dips in form from time to time, and I’d be surprised if Rashford doesn’t come out of it and reclaim his place in the starting XI. It is disturbing that he is not performing well, and I am confident that he will recognize that he can do better.”
Chadwick also discussed Rashford’s ideal position, stating that he is likely someone who would benefit from additional experience playing as an out-and-out central striker, despite his ability to perform effectively on the wing.
“Can you tell me what his plans are for the future?” Is he a number nine, or is he more of a wide player in his position? “As he grows older and enters his prime years,” Chadwick explained, “he must establish a role for himself.”
The attributes for success in both professions are in place in him. There aren’t really any strikers in teams like Manchester City these days, and I think that’s because of the way the game is evolving now. United should probably follow the same path as players like Foden, who move around a lot and are quite fluid.
‘I’d imagine Rashford considers himself to be more of a number 9, but he hasn’t really had a lot of experience playing in that position. He will hopefully be able to establish himself in a position and return to the form that we have seen from him in the past.”