Sky Sports Pundit Dennis Wise believes Marcus Rashford should considering his long-term future at Manchester United, should he fail to command a regular role in the starting line-up.
The 20-year-old begun the campaign as the first-choice ahead of Anthony Martial on the left-wing, but as the season has gone by, he has found himself behind the Frenchman, who has, in turn, been replaced by winter signing Alexis Sanchez.
Speaking on Sky Sports, former Chelsea favourite Wise talked about the need for regular football to enhance Rashford’s developments, and feels he should weigh up his options in the long run.
He said: “At some stage if he doesn’t get regular football that will be something of a consideration for him further down the line. There are some quality players that they have brought in. There is Lukaku that he has got to try and get himself in front of – I am not sure he will.”
Rashford was preferred upfront during Zlatan’s knee injury during the backend of the previous season, but the good scoring form of Romelu Lukaku has hindered his chances of competing for the position as well.
As a result, the youngster finds himself without a Premier League start since Boxing Day, but patience should be a part and parcel of his game.
With United still competing across three fronts, Rashford is likely to command a regular role at least from the bench, and he needs to make the most of his opportunities to prove he is a better footballer than those on the field.