Liverpool legend explains why Marcus Rashford could find it tough to leave Manchester United


Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler believes Marcus Rashford would find it massively challenging to leave Manchester United because of his love for the club.

Rashford, who joined the club at the age of just seven, is, as reported by the Manchester Evening News Last month, he understood to be considering his future at the club after he was left out of the starting line-up for the 4-1 defeat to Manchester City. Although both Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani were unavailable, Ralf Rangnick preferred Bruno Fernandes up front in a false-nine role, leaving Rashford on the bench.

In what has been an underwhelming season for both United and Rashford, being left out of the starting line-up against City with no other senior recognizable striker available was a huge blow for the 24-year-old. His future from him has since been the subject of rife speculation, with reports linking him with the likes of Arsenal in recent weeks.

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While no concrete decision has yet been made on Rashford’s future, a report by ESPN recently claimed that United plan to open fresh contract talks with the attacker. But even though he is considering his future at the club, former Liverpool and England ace Fowler believes that Rashford will be in pain because of his lack of recent opportunities, but has suggested that he would find it tough to turn his back on a club he You see it.

Fowler told the Mirror: “I loved Liverpool – I still love Liverpool – and I really didn’t want to move, but when it came to it, I was being squeezed out so often, I felt I was left with no choice. I was at the height of my career, but in my mind I was being treated so unfairly that for the sake of my sanity as much as for my career, I felt I had to go.

“It’s not an easy call to make. I was heartbroken when I had to leave Liverpool, and never really came to terms with that decision. I know how Marcus will feel.

“He loves United like I love Liverpool and he will be thinking he can’t turn his back on the club where he grew up. But he has a big decision to make, because he’s not getting any game time.

“That hurts. It always hurts, it used to destroy me every single time I was left out. And when you’ve been at the very top, you proved yourself at the highest level, it affects your sanity when you’re not playing .”

With the start of the 2022 World Cup now just around seven months away, Rashford — who was left out of the England squad for the Three Lions’ recent wins over Switzerland and the Ivory Coast — may be thinking about how to make Gareth Southgate’s final squad for Qatar. And with that in mind, Fowler believes his World Cup prospects will make him think even harder about his future.



Marcus Rashford continued training at Carrington over the international break.

“It will have him thinking hard about his future, I can guarantee,” added Fowler. “I know, because I was in that place in a similar way when I was supposed to be at the height of my career, just as he is now.

“It will hurt him. And it will bring home hard just how he has stalled right now.

“And he will be questioning whether he has to move to get the game time and support he needs. He’s a bright lad, he understands how these things work.

“He knows when he’s not getting regular game time his form will dip, and he knows when he does come into a far from fluent team, it is not easy to find that form.”

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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