Marcus Rashford is the Manchester United player who profited from Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Old Trafford, according to Newcastle United icon Alan Shearer. Shearer claimed that since Ronaldo left Man United for Al-Nasr as a free agent after his contract was terminated, Rashford now appears happy.
Rashford impressed this season for Erik Ten Hag’s team and was named Man United’s player of the year.
“There is no doubt Erik ten Hag has helped him [Rashford], his finishing has improved, he’s fitter now, last season he had a lot of injuries that didn’t help him. But, and it’s a big but, I think the biggest thing that’s happened to him is Ronaldo leaving.”
“He feels as though he is the main man, he can be himself, he feels as though it doesn’t matter if he misses a chance, he’s still going to get another one and another game. You can see that in the 17 or 19 games since Ronaldo left, so that tells you the answer… He looks happier and a big reason for that is Ronaldo leaving.”