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Van Gaal: Rashford could leave Man Utd

Former Manchester United boss, Louis van Gaal, can see Marcus Rashford leaving Old Trafford.

Rashford burst onto the scene under Van Gaal in 2016 and has become a mainstay in United’s attack.

Van Gaal said: “I admire him for being such an honest and pure guy. He comes from an area where things are tough. And the way he is fighting for less privileged kids is wonderful. He does a lot of stuff for the community. He is a great lad.

“I enjoyed listening to him when he said he hopes to play at United for a long, long time. But I listened carefully. And he did not say he would never play for another club.”

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Van Gaal went on to praise Rashford for maturing in his game from the raw talent that earned him his debut in 2016 to the more rounded player he has become now.

“When I first saw him, he was an old fashioned dribbler. That is how he played in the reserves,” Van Gaal explained. “He would take people on all the time, go past them with lovely dribbles. And he still loves to do that. But he is now growing as a top player. He knows when he can’t make his dribbles, he needs to pass.

“When he has double markers he needs to come up with quick decisions and different options. I have noticed how he is giving more assists for goals, the way he scans the pitch is good.

“He must keep doing that, if he dribbles too much he gets stuck with the ball. When you give him space, he is unstoppable.”

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