ALAN SHEARER has contacted Marcus Rashford to help him overcome his alarmingly low form.
Premier League top scorer of all time Shearer watching from the stands as a BBC expert.
He has now called Rashford to offer his support.
He gave him tips on how to handle the pressure and expectations that were weighing on his shoulders at the moment and convinced him he can get through this stage in his career. .
Blackburn title winner and Newcastle The scoring legend also said he can chat at any time if he wants help in the future.
Shearer, with a record of 260 Premier League goals and 63 goals England cap, as anyone knows what it feels like to be noticed and under pressure.
His call proved a real choice for struggling Rashford, who has also been called up by former United and England captain Paul Ince.
Ince, a two-time United champion, understands the pressure of playing at Old Trafford.
While others are calling for Rashford to be expelled, Ince insists that Rashford should be kept on the side.
Rashford, 24, is known to be quite shy and Ince feels it is time for him to be allowed to decide his place on the team.
As Rashford feels he is too easily pushed into different positions to accommodate others, this is affecting his own game.
I won’t leave Rashford on Saturday
Ince said: “When you look at Rashford, he doesn’t look happy. I’m thinking: ‘Why isn’t he happy?’
“I will not leave Rashford on Saturday. If it were me, I’d say: ‘Marcus, where do you want to play? Ten? Left hand side? You don’t get enough balls? You don’t make the right decision when you get it? How do you feel?’
“But to release him could impact him more than play him.”
United manager Ralf Rangnick was impressed with Rashford during training but he says he cannot explain why he is unable to translate that form onto the pitch on game day at the moment.
“Actually I don’t know,” Rangnick said after the game against Villa.
“He’s trying hard, he’s training, he’s been doing really well in the last few days, that’s why he’s quite a fit in the starting XI.”
But Rashford’s first-team place is now at stake for Sunday’s away trip to see Steven Gerrard’s Villa again, this time in the Premier League.
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/17304779/alan-shearer-marcus-rashford-man-utd/ Alan Shearer contacted Marcus Rashford when the legendary Prem offered to help the Man Utd striker overcome a worrying decline in form