Following the transfer of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has claimed that Marcus Rashford will have to leave the club for more playing time.

I just feel for people like Marcus Rashford. They go down the pecking order and he’s probably thinking where do I fit in now. Part of the Premier League is having these players but I just feel sorry when someone like Marcus Rashford is going to be thinking ‘this is another pathway blocked for me.’

He might have to go in the end. It doesn’t help your confidence. Every time you are training you think ‘I’m not going to play on Saturday’. This is a great talent, make no mistake. I speak to players who go to the England camp with him and they are as impressed with him as anybody.

He probably needs to go and play football somewhere. It is a shame but that’s modern day football and that’s why it’s so hard for young British players to get opportunities.

Last season, Rashford played in more games than anyone else at the club. Over the calendar year of 2017, he made more appearances than any player in Europe’s top five leagues. This season, Rashford is the only player to have played in every single United game.

Rashford typically has played on the left this season with some appearances up front. Sanchez will spend most of his playing time on the right or behind the striker, as he did on his debut when he assisted Rashford in the 4-0 win over Yeovil.

Juan Mata is the obvious player to lose out in Premier League games. To suggest that Rashford, 20, has to leave United because we’ve signed Sanchez, 29, is utterly bizarre.