Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has been urged to leave the club in order to rekindle his career by ex-Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp.

Speaking on Sky Sports, as relayed by the Metro, former Liverpool midfielder turned pundit Jamie Redknapp has told Marcus Rashford that he needs to leave Manchester United to get his career back on track.

Once regarded as the future of Manchester United, Rashford has endured a sharp fall from grace in the ongoing campaign. The England star missed a good chunk of the early parts of the season due to injuries and has looked a pale shadow of his past self since making a return to action.

Rashford has struggled to make the most of the opportunities that have come his way under interim manager Ralf Rangnick. As a result, he has dropped down the pecking order at Old Trafford, with Jadon Sancho and Anthony Elanga preferred over him recently.

Furthermore, Manchester United did not have a single fit centre-forward for their most recent Premier League games against Leicester City. But instead of using Rashford as the No. 9, Rangnick ended up deploying Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba higher up the pitch – a move that turned out to be a major dud.

But the team selection also indicated how little Rangnick seems to trust Rashford. It has led to speculations that the 24-year-old is unhappy with his situation at Old Trafford and is considering his future at his boyhood club beyond the current season.

Now, former Liverpool and Tottenham star, Jamie Redknapp, has given his two cents on the situation of Rashford, insisting that a move away would be the best step forward for the England international if he wishes to get out of his rut at Manchester United.

“This is a young man that I believe has to go and explore and go to do something else,” Redknapp told Sky Sports of Rashford. “He looks like he’s fallen out of love with the game right now. Go and play somewhere because there’s no doubt there’s a player in there.”

“There will be hundreds of clubs that would want him. He’s had enormous success against the likes of Paris Saint-Germain in Europe. Clubs in England would want him – Tottenham, Arsenal – everyone would want him. But I think his time has run at Manchester United.”

Rashford has no shortage of suitors, with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Arsenal and even arch-rivals Liverpool keeping a close eye on his situation. It remains to be seen if the Manchester United academy graduate remains at the club beyond this term or decides to heed Redknapp’s advice and move on.

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