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£75m Manchester United transfer could create a world-class player, claims one forgotten Premier League striker



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Manchester United has a reputation for creating world-class talent, but recent years have seen the club squander many highly thought-of players at Old Trafford.

From bonafide world-class players such as Angel di Maria to youngsters with bags of potential such as Anthony Martial, a recurring theme at Manchester United during the last decade is that the club have failed to get the best out of their players.

Marcus Rashford is a name that continually comes up amid these debates, with some pointing out his obvious brilliant talent while others point to his inconsistent form as a reason why he cannot be classed as a world-class player.

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After coming off the back of a 30-goal campaign, this season under Erik ten Hag has been thoroughly underwhelming for the academy graduate, with the winger falling behind Alejandro Garnacho as United’s most important attacking player.

With Rashford’s future potentially on the line across the next few seasons, he has been advised that he could instead achieve his potential somewhere else.

World-class at a different club

Former Leeds United and Everton striker Jermaine Beckford, speaking on the World Class Stamp Podcast, has explained that should Rashford choose to depart Old Trafford, he could realise his potential.

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“He’s been way out of form. Marcus Rashford has all of the ingredients to be a world-class player, he really has, but there’s something that isn’t clicking with him over the last two years, and that’s frustrating. He seems slightly off calibration at the moment,” Beckford said.

“Do you think a move might help him out there?” The host then asked.

“Yes, the pressure of playing for Manchester United, arguably one of the biggest clubs in the world, is humongous. There’s no hiding place. By moving to a PSG, for example, a massive club, but nowhere near United,” Beckford replied.

“Nowhere near the expectations of United, they should be challenging for the title and the Champions League every year, but they’re not, and the pressure is on him, Bruno Fernandes, Garnacho and Hojlund now, but I don’t think they can handle it, they’re not cut from the same cloth as the Roy Keane’s, Paul Ince’s and David Beckham’s.”

A monumental fee

Reports earlier this year suggested that PSG were going to test United’s resolve for Rashford with a bid worth £75 million, although further reports then claimed it would take at least £100 million for the club to even consider.

We didn’t re-sign him last season for four years with the intention of selling him,” Ten Hag said in Match when questioned about the rumours of PSG’s plan.

“He should be part of this project.”