Marcus Rashford still has plenty to prove at Manchester United, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.
The £63m-rated forward has scored 93 goals for his boyhood club since he broke onto the scene more than six years ago, but he’s currently enduring the worst goalscoring campaign of his career.
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In 2020-2021, the England international chipped in with an impressive 36 goal contributions in 57 appearances, in what was his most productive season in the first-team.
Rashford flourished in Europe, helping United reach the Europa League final, and also reached double figures in the Premier League for the third year running.
But since Rashford missed a penalty in the Euros final against Italy last summer, everything that could have gone wrong for the attacker has gone wrong.
He’s started just 13 top-flight games and has racked up just five goals and two assists, with his most recent goal contribution coming back in February.
As a result, Rashford has been massively underused by Ralf Rangnick, who left him on the bench for their victory over Brentford on Monday night.
Rashford will be hoping that his fortunes change under the guidance of Erik ten Hag, but Jones thinks the United academy graduate will still have to impress the new manager.
What did Jones say about Rashford?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “I think that Rashford has got a lot to prove and it’s quite a worrying time for Rashford and he’ll be desperate to get himself back into the manager’s plans.”
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Does Rashford still have a future at Manchester United?
Rashford’s future looks bleak under Rangnick, but that could change quickly once Ten Tag arrives at Old Trafford.
The new manager is likely to assess the entire squad before deciding who stays and who goes and Rashford will be hoping he can take advantage of having a clean slate and put this nightmare season behind him.
If he comes into the Dutchman’s thoughts and catches the eye in pre-season, there’s absolutely no reason why Rashford potentially leaving United can’t become a thing of the past and he can make himself a regular again.
Despite his struggles in 2021-2022, this is a player who’s continuously proved himself at this level with 150 goals and assists in 303 Manchester United appearances before his 25th birthday.
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