Marcus Rashford ‘considering Manchester United future’ after being dropped for Manchester derby
The attacker is reportedly unhappy with his playing time at Old Trafford.
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The forward has suffered a disappointing 2021/22 campaign which only began in October due to a shoulder injury.
He’s also struggled for consistency and scored on just five occasions this term, none of those coming in his last eight appearances.
Rashford wasn’t selected to start in Sunday’s Manchester derby despite United heading into the game without a recognised centre-forward, and interim manager Ralf Rangnick opting to play with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba up front in a 4-2-2-2 shape.
Clearly, the decision to relegate Rashford to the bench has irritated the 24-year-old, with reports emerging since the game that he’s unhappy with his status in the struggling squad.
The Guardian claim the boyhood United fan is ‘considering his future’ at the club and is unhappy at his lack of playing time since the turn of the year.
Meanwhile, transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted to say Rashford has a contract that runs until 2023, although there is an option to extend it by a further year.
The reporter added that ‘no decision’ has been made on the year extension, and claims Rashford is ‘bemused’ by his current situation at Old Trafford.
However, one man who isn’t impressed with Monday’s news is Gary Neville. The ex-United defender, who has criticised players in the past for leaking stories, tweeted ‘here we go’ with two tear emojis, in response to the report.
The problem for Rashford is he has failed to consistently perform since the 2019/20 campaign, when he netted 22 goals in 44 games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
But his performances have dipped massively in the subsequent years, although he did play through a shoulder injury last season.
Rashford is one of several players whose long-term United future will rumble into the summer, along with the likes of Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Edinson Cavani, Dean Henderson, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial.