Manchester United are threatening to nullify the potential of Marcus Rashford by consistently leaving the star on the substitutes’ bench, according to Glenn Hoddle.

The teenage striker burst onto the scene last season and immediately made an impression, scoring in the Premier League and in Europe for the Old Trafford outfit.

However, the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer has seen Rashford demoted to the Swedish veteran’s deputy and a limited amount of time on the pitch this season.

Hoddle has compared the 18-year-old to Chelsea starlet Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is another that has been tipped to have a bright future in the game.

However, the Blues midfielder has struggled to play in the West London club’s first team and most commonly is an unused substitute for Antonio Conte’s men.

Hoddle has urged both United and Chelsea to give their young stars more time on the pitch this season.

“I look at Marcus Rashford at Manchester United and worry that over the next few years he might go the same way as Loftus-Cheek,” he wrote in The Daily Mail.

“He started on Thursday and didn’t look particularly good but then again none of his team-mates did either. He had looked excellent coming on against Manchester City and scored the winner at Hull.

“But I can’t see him getting a clear run in the first team at Manchester United. Certainly he’ll be fortunate to have made 100 starts by the age of 21.

“But those three years are crucial to your development as a player. If you’re on the bench and coming on occasionally, you aren’t learning.”


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