By Frank McAvennie

9th Jul, 2021 | 5:00pm

Pundit issues Rashford axe warning after Man United announce new signing

Frank McAvennie claims Marcus Rashford is in danger of losing his starting place at Manchester United.

The former West Ham striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, expects Jadon Sancho’s arrival to push Rashofrd down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

Manchester United announced their capture of Jadon Sancho on July 1st after failing to land him last summer.

Rashford, 23, started 33 of Man United’s Premier League games last season but was benched for two of their last three.

The attacker also saw diminishing returns as he only scored twice in the Red Devils’ last 11 league outings.

Rashford is also yet to start a game at Euro 2020 and McAvennie insists he’s at risk of losing his starting position at Old Trafford.

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“You look at Rashford and you worry,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“A few months ago he looked like he would walk into the England team.

“Now he’s nowhere near, not really, he’s been poor. He’s had a great year off the pitch.

“He’s such a good talent and I would never say his charity work is distracting him but his football is slipping.

“He had a quiet end to the season and he could slip down the ranks at Man United if he doesn’t improve.

“Sancho is in now and Mason Greenwood is there. That’s proper competition for him.

“He’s a popular lad but the football comes first and that needs to improve.”

Rashford has made four appearances at the Euros and played no part as England beat Denmark.

That win set up a final clash with Italy at Wembley on Sunday night.

In other news, Pundit backs Aston Villa to sign player wasted at Old Trafford.