Manchester United and England young star Marcus Rashford is playing too much football according to Slaven Bilic, who counteracted the usual claim that the forward doesn’t play regularly enough under Jose Mourinho.
Bilic made it clear he doesn’t want Rashford to burn out — something that many young players have done before, such as Michael Owen — and he thinks staying at United would be the best thing the striker could do at the minute.
Prepping for Panama 🦁🦁🦁 pic.twitter.com/GTRSsH9Dm1
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) June 21, 2018
Speaking to the BBC, Bilic said: “We had a small talk about whether he should leave Manchester United.
“And I said ‘no way, you are not leaving United at that age and you are playing.’
“He doesn’t start every game, but he has been involved in every competition – maybe he even played too many games.
“He is playing under Mourinho for the biggest clubs in the world – why would you leave? Prove yourself there.”
Rashford has been tipped to start ahead of Raheem Sterling when England take on Panama at the World Cup on Sunday. Meanwhile, Spurs’ Dele Alli is a doubt after picking up a knock in the win over Tunisia.
Gareth Southgate may also look to give Ruben Loftus-Cheek more minutes given he and Rashford performed rather well when brought on from the bench in England’s World Cup opener.