Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney urges Marcus Rashford to sharpen up or else consider future

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney with Marcus Rashford inset
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Manchester United’s all-time top goalscorer Wayne Rooney can count the players he thinks the club should hold onto for the longer term on one hand, saying only Bruno Fernandes and a clutch of young prospects are good enough to take the club back to the levels they hit in his era.

Rooney was a star player for Sir Alex Ferguson’s final iterations at Manchester United, helping the side to win five league titles and a Champions League on top of numerous other trophies.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.