Gary Neville has responded to the news that broke this morning that Marcus Rashford is considering his future at Manchester United.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano dropped the bombshell the day after Manchester United were mauled at the Etihad Stadium by our fierce rivals Manchester City.
Although Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani were unavailable for the trip to face Pep Guardiola’s side, Ralf Rangnick opted to play without a recognized striker, starting Rashford on the bench.
If you put yourself in Rashford’s shoes, it’s hard not to be disappointed by his omission, but at the same time his performances haven’t been good enough this season.
The 24-year-old has started just nine Premier League games this season, including two in the last 11 top-flight games.
Although United are depleted in the frontcourts, Rashford remain on the periphery, which Romano says has led to the England international being concerned and confused about his role in the squad, due to a lack of of playing time.
Neville, who turned up at United for his ‘mindless’ second half in yesterday’s 4-1 hammering, responded to the Rashford news on Twitter.
The club’s former right-back has always spoken openly about how he despises leaks that come from inside the United camp and that’s the latest in a constant theme that continues to be prevalent in that United dressing room.
United’s number 10 is currently out of favor under caretaker boss Rangnick and Anthony Elanga and Jadon Sancho appear to be the preferred options on the wing.
The German will move upstairs at the end of the season and take on a consulting role for two years.
The Reds will hopefully have a new permanent manager appointed by then and Rashford, like the rest of the Manchester United squad, will have to wait impatiently to see if he fits into the plans.
Marcus Rashford’s contract expires at the end of next season but the Red Devils have the option of triggering a one-year extension.