Carragher says Rashford may have to leave Manchester United to fulfil potential

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Carragher says Rashford may have to leave Manchester United to fulfil potential

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After Rashford's goals against Spain and Switzerland, Jamie Carragher recommends that wonderkid may have to leave United in search of regular football.

Since bursting onto the scene aged 18 the United academy product has consistently shown signs that he has the potential to be world class but has not yet shown the consistency to establish himself in Mourinho´s first XI.

Jamie Carragher, speaking after England's win over Switzerland at the King Power stadium, believes the presence of Romelu Lukaku at United is preventing Rashford from kicking on and realizing his undoubted potential.

Speaking in his role as a pundit on Sky Sports, Carragher said ''I don't see Rashford ever displacing Lukaku so long as he is there, but Lukaku was at Chelsea and he had to come away from there and go to Everton. He ended up top scorer and then got his move to Manchester United.''

Although Rashford has figured regularly under Mourinho, his appearances have come mainly off the bench or on the wing for the Old Trafford club, but the 20 year old impressed in a more central position in England´s recent fixtures. 

Yet Carragher does not see Rashford as being able to hold down a similar position in his domestic side as long as Lukaku remains at the same club. Carragher says he can follow in hs footsteps by leaving a leading club to somewhere where he will receive more playing time, just like Lukaku did, before returning to a top 6 club in the future.

In fact the former Liverpool defender name checked Everton as a potential destination for Rashford saying ''Lukaku was at Chelsea and he had to come away from there and go to Everton. He ended up top scorer and then got his move to Manchester United.'' He continued ''Everton is a club where someone like a Rashford knows he can play every week.''  

Whether United would allow Rashford to leave his hometown club is another question. Carragher's opinion, especially as a Liverpool legend, is unlikely to be popular with Manchester United fans. 

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