Marcus Rashford is about to prove his Manchester United importance – Jack Flintham

After a scintillating spell in Erik ten Hag&aposs debut campaign, Rashford has hit a wall this year with some of the tendencies which crept into his game back under Ralf Rangnick rearing its head. According to his boss, the 26-year-old is under no illusions about the challenges his form has experienced this season.

“I think he&aposs not happy, we&aposre not happy,” Ten Hag told the press pre-Luton Town. “He has high expectations for himself and, of course, in this moment he is not in his best form but I know he will be back.”

Despite this dip in form, Rashford could write his name back into United&aposs rich history today by appearing in the Premier League. Should he feature for the Reds, the forward will become the youngest player to ever reach 250 appearances in the Premier League for the club, beating Ryan Giggs by 156 days.

Such a milestone underlines Rashford&aposs importance to United even when his performances have not been up to scratch. In the 249 matches which have preceded today&aposs fixture, the England international has managed to survive several managers who all had differing philosophies for the job.

Through all the upheaval, the men in the hot seat have always found a way to include him in their system. The thought of selling the forward seems to be out of the question.