‘Diminished’ – Pundit Delivers Verdict on Manchester United Star Amid Interest from PSG

On Thursday, a report from L’Equipe revealed that Paris Saint-Germain has been in talks with a representative of Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford. With news of the capital club’s interest, some pundits call for The Red Devils to sell while they can.

During Friday’s edition of talkSPORT’s “White and Jordan,” host Simon Jordan stated that the Premier League club should send Rashford to the French capital, saying that the England international isn’t the superstar many believe him to be. 

“The problem with Marcus Rashford is that he has been built up in the minds of many people that watch him, or don’t watch him, at a level that he’s not really at,” Jordan said.

“At that level he’s been judged at, his standards have diminished when really and truly he’s a good player capable of playing for Manchester United and England. But he’s not this superstar world-beater that people have alluded to and put him on a pedestal.”

Rashford is coming off a difficult 2021-22 season, where he only scored five goals in all competitions. Furthermore, Jordan advises Manchester United to move on from the player before his value takes even more of a hit should the forward have a repeat of his last campaign. 

“If I’m Manchester United – given what I’ve seen from him and given the fact his agent is at it – I’d send him to PSG in a cab,” Jordan added. “I think Marcus Rashford’s time at Manchester United is done. I think he needs a change of direction. 

“… I think there is a change required. People like Marcus Rashford are beginning to fall into a camp that Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial have fallen into, which is bags and bags of ability but not enough delivery on a regular basis.”

Newly appointed Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag has stated his desire for Rashford to stay. Furthermore, the forward has one year left on his contract, but The Red Devils can trigger an option, meaning it’s two years until the deal expires. 

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