Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke believes the club’s faithful should not be worried about the development of Marcus Rashford as the arrival of Alexis Sanchez would only develop him into a better player.
The England international has not started a Premier League game for United since the 2-2 draw versus Leicester City on Boxing Day with Anthony Martial excelling on the left side of the attack.
Rashford did make a start in the FA Cup triumph over Derby County earlier this month, and Yorke feels the 20-year-old must continue to work harder to match the requirements of the club.
“No, not at all (you shouldn’t worry about Rashford). We all know what Rashford can do, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. He still has a little bit of time. What it does do it does makes him think and realise that he has to continue to work harder to get into the team, that can only be a good thing,” he told Sky Sports, via The Express.
Rashford started the campaign as the first-choice on the left-wing, but the form of Anthony Martial has been so splendid of late that he may have to squeeze a start in a different position, though it does not get easier with the form of Jesse Lingard and Sanchez’s arrival.
The United graduate started in the previous FA Cup outing versus Derby County, and there is every chance that he could retain his place for the second game running in the competition versus Yeovil Town, should Mourinho opt to rest Romelu Lukaku.