Marcus Rashford may have to think about leaving Manchester United this summer, claims former Arsenal superstar Thierry Henry.
Rashford missed United’s weekend defeat to Newcastle, with what Jose Mourinho described as a slight injury.
The arrival of Alexis Sanchez has made it even more difficult for the 20-year old to get a spot in Mourinho’s starting line ups.
And Arsenal legend feels that Rashford should be thinking of leaving United to continue learning and improving.
“One of the most important things for me is that you have to play,” declared Henry, speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
“You cannot be on the bench and missing games, missing learning about the game and stopping that momentum, and an example is Rashford.
“Michael Owen had the opportunity to back up what he did the year before because he played, and he played, and he played, and he played -and I can give you more examples.
“But Rashford at times could not capitalise on what he did from that year [after his debut], because sometimes he is playing on the right, [sometimes] on the left.
“Leave is a strong word. Obviously being from there, he wants to play for United. But he has to play and it is becoming even more difficult for him since Sanchez has arrived.
“I think at the end of the season, he is maybe going to have a thinking day of ‘do I stay?'”
“If you’re good enough, you can make it work anywhere you want, apart from when something happens behind closed doors that we don’t know about,” added Henry.
“What I am saying to him is: you need to play. It can be at Manchester United. I’m not saying he can’t play at Manchester United, but he still has not had that run of games to carry on the momentum that he has.
“Especially at a young age, you play on that at times. I don’t know if he is going to leave or not, but he needs to play.”