I've watched Marcus Rashford closely for Man United - it's clear what needs to happen next

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United
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Marcus Rashford has been told what he needs to do in order to rediscover his form at Manchester United.

Rashford endured a difficult campaign in front of goal for United, scoring just eight times across all competitions. The forward did help United win the FA Cup by beating Manchester City in the final, but that did not help Rashford with his international ambitions.

England manager Gareth Southgate left Rashford out of his 33-man provisional squad ahead of Euro 2024. The final 26-man list was confirmed earlier this week, and it will be the first major tournament that Rashford has not been involved in for the Three Lions since the 2014 World Cup.

Stuart Pearce has experience on the international stage both during his playing and coaching careers, and the 62-year-old has sent a message to Rashford on what the United striker should do in order to become a success once again at Old Trafford.

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“You talk about Marcus Rashford," Pearce told talkSPORT. "The last caller turned around and said it [England squad omission] could adversely affect him. I think it should be a wake-up call to this kid.

“The talent that he has got. I have watched him at United, and every once in six games, he goes and does something, he gets you off your seat, he cuts inside and scores a wonderful goal.

“You think, you are one of our most talented players, you should be leading this squad, and you forced the England manager [Southgate] to leave you out of the squad because of your form.

“This is going to be harsh of me to say, he lacks real personality on a football pitch to grab his club side and take them to where they should be.

"He has been there since he was a kid. Grab the club by the scruff of the neck and lead the club. That’s the age he is at the moment.”