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Fight or flight? Rashford urged to make Man Utd future call by former Red Devils striker

09:57 SAST 2018/09/14
Marcus Rashford Manchester United Burnley red card 2018-19
Dion Dublin believes the England international is capable of making his mark at Old Trafford, but acknowledges that he needs regular playing time

Marcus Rashford has been urged to make a decision on his Manchester United future, with Dion Dublin calling on the promising forward to fight for his place or head elsewhere.

Speculation regarding the 20-year-old forward has raged for some time, with regular starts remaining elusive at Old Trafford.

England have continued to call upon an exciting talent, with the Three Lions seeing Rashford find the target in recent outings against Spain and Switzerland.

He is, however, set to return to a frustrating domestic situation on the back of a productive international break.

Rashford is currently serving a three-match ban for the red card he picked up against Burnley, with it likely that he will only be returned to Jose Mourinho’s bench once back in contention at club level.

Former United striker Dublin told the Manchester Evening News of that situation and the ongoing transfer talk: “Turning your back on Man United, I was only there for two-and-a-half years, but even for me, as a fourth-choice centre-forward for United back then it was difficult to turn your back on Man United.

“For Rashford, who is a lot more naturally talented than I was, has got a better chance of getting in that first team than I ever did.

“So, it’s down to Marcus, What does he want to do? What does he want to achieve?

“Does he want to fight for his place? Does he want to go away and play games?

“It’s down to him as an individual, but if he wants to play for his country, every game, we need to see more of him.”

Rashford was restricted to just 17 Premier League starts last season, and has taken in just one this term.

He did manage a personal best return of 13 goals across all competitions in 2017-18, but is yet to open his account in the current campaign.

Breaking that duck would appear to be only a matter of time but the debate regarding his best position continues to rumble on, with United and England yet to determine whether Rashford is a central striker or a wide forward.