Sam Allardyce Makes Outlandish Prediction About Marcus Rashford's Career
Marcus Rashford might be in the form of his life right now and becoming a consistent goal scorer for Manchester United but Sam Allardyce has put a damper on things with his prediction about the 21 year old's career.
When Marcus Rashford sprang onto the scene it came out of nowhere. The Manchester United striker wasn't supposed to make his debut against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League but Anthony Martial's injury in the warm up gave the then teenager a chance.
Rashford scored two that night in a winning effort and scored two more just days later in the Premier League win against Arsenal. A new star was born instantly.
It has taken the striker nearly three years though for the England international to find consistent form and it took being played up front on a regular basis in a team encouraged to attack for it to happen.
Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became manager at Old Trafford the 21 year old striker has scored five goals in seven games.
However speaking on TalkSPORT former England manager Sam Allardyce revealed he doesn't think Rashford's career will go very long. Asked if Rashford would make it past 27 'Big Sam' said:
"No, probably very difficult to get to 30. Because of the demands, physically and mentally, the fatigue that he will suffer. He will have three weeks a year off. That's it.
"He'll play all over the world because there's no pre-season anymore, they go straight away across these tournaments.
"He'll play for his country in the summer and he'll get barely three weeks off.
"I think when you look at the wear and tear... by 25, he will have niggles. Even if he doesn't get any major injuries, the knees and the ankles, the hips, the back will be a little bit of a problem as he goes on.
"They won't stop him playing but I think later on in life it will bring his career to an end quicker than before.
"But if you look at the Premier League now, I think there's less players over 30 playing now than ever."
"Rashford will struggle to still be playing when he's 30."- talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) January 22, 2019
:speaking_head:️ Sam Allardyce explains why he believes Marcus Rashford's career will be cut very short.
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It seems Rashford can't win considering just over a month ago people were complaining that the Manchester born striker would need to leave Old Trafford for regular football.
There are two examples of England forward's who started young peaking way before their usual best years in Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen.
Rooney didn't always look after himself the best he could, has a big frame and was a first team player from 16. Owen also started playing every week young and had lots of injuries right from the off.
Rashford seems to have avoided too many injuries and has only just started playing every week.