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Man United star MUST copy Harry Maguire to stay at Old Trafford, says ex-club coach



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Marcus Rashford has been urged to copy Harry Maguire as the Manchester United forward struggles to regain his form at Old Trafford.

After scoring 30 goals last season, Marcus Rashford has thoroughly underwhelmed during Erik ten Hag‘s second campaign at Manchester United, having been outshone by young stars such as Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho.

Although Rashford has made 43 appearances this season, he has scored just eight goals and provided five assists, which is a far cry from his scintillating best.

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Speaking this week, former United coach Mike Phelan, who worked for the club both under Sir Alex Ferguson and Ole Gunnar Solskjær, has urged Rashford to copy the way Harry Maguire endured his struggles at United.

“Harry Maguire, a fantastic, fantastic player. He has come through adversity and he’s still showing adversity to come through that. In the big clubs, where things are not going well, you have to have that resilience,” Phelan told talkSPORT.

“You have to enjoy yourself within the building, in the training ground. But you have to translate that into having fun on the football field. It is the best place to be.”

He continued, saying: “I understand situations players get into because I have been one. It’s chaotic; there is a lot going on, especially in the world we live in now.

“Translating (your performances) from the training ground to the pitch has been difficult for Marcus. He had a great season. (He went from) one of the best forwards in Europe to actually not finding his feet. It’s like ‘what’s gone wrong?’.

“A lot of things have probably crept into Marcus’ thinking. He is certainly a talented individual who needs to improve. You never stand still, and I think he has stood still and relied on certain strengths he’s got. He needs to find more.”