Marcus Rashford is yet to start a Premier League game in 2018 and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has weighed in with his thoughts.
The 20-year-old academy graduate took the Premier League by storm in the 2015/16 season, scoring a brace against Arsenal on his league debut before scoring the winner in the Manchester derby.
Rashford has since won 15 caps for England but is currently finding himself falling down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho has preferred Anthony Martial on the left-wing but the arrival of Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez will likely leave both young forwards contemplating their future.
The Portuguese coach recently reassured Rashford that he is an important player for the club.
"He [Rashford] plays every game, starting or coming from the bench, as a striker, as a left winger, as a right winger," said Mourinho. "Then he goes to the national team.
"The kid is having a hell of an experience at every level, so an amazing future waits for him and being surrounded by these players can only help him.
"But the whole story of Marcus – will he get minutes and matches? – that story is really old, because he’s a very important player for us."
What Ryan Giggs said about Rashford's current situation
Now manager of Wales, Giggs famously came through the Man United academy and compared what Rashford is currently going through to his early career at Old Trafford.
“The main problem for Rashford is his best position is as a striker and it doesn't look as though he's going to get in ahead of Lukaku," Giggs told Sky Sports.
“He was very good in that position against Yeovil but ultimately he's not going to get as many goals over a season as Lukaku.
"However, I can't see Rashford looking at his future at the moment. He'll get enough games across the four competitions, but the issues are when he isn't involved in the big games.
“When I first came into the team there were two places for three players - me, Lee Sharpe and Andrei Kanchelskis. So I was just thinking that when I get minutes I have to prove myself.
“Generally you've got to be excited about the competition Manchester United have in the attacking areas now.
“If I was in the position of Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial I would think [Lukaku and Sanchez] would force you to raise your game and that it is only healthy for competition in the team."
There's so much competition for attacking positions at United - will Rashford be able to get the minutes he craves? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.
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