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Ally McCoist believes one Manchester United player should leave (Picture: Getty)

Ally McCoist has urged one Manchester United player to leave the club this summer as Sir Jim Ratcliffe prepares to overhaul the Old Trafford squad.

United have endured an underwhelming season under Erik ten Hag but it is not just the Dutchman who faces an uncertain future, with reports suggesting Ratcliffe is willing to listen to offers for virtually every first-team player.

The Red Devils are sixth in the Premier League with four games remaining, 13 points outside the Champions League places and 27 behind leaders Arsenal.

United will consider replacing Ten Hag at the end of the season and are reportedly open to offers for all but three players – Kobbie Mainoo, Rasmus Hojlund and Alejandro Garnacho.

That means Manchester United could sell academy graduate Marcus Rashford and Ally McCoist believes now is the right time for the 26-year-old to leave.

Rashford could make his 400th appearance for United this weekend but the England international has endured a frustrating season, scoring eight goals in 40 games.

McCoist says Rashford ‘doesn’t look happy’ and believes he would benefit from a move away from Manchester, with French giants and Champions League semi-finalists PSG known admirers of the forward.

Marcus Rashford in action for Manchester United

Marcus Rashford is being linked with a summer move (Picture: Getty)

‘Looking at Marcus Rashford, I honestly believe it’s in the best interest of all parties that he goes a gets a fresh challenge somewhere else,’ McCoist told talkSPORT.

‘I think he needs it and I think the Manchester United fans are beginning to run out of patience with him and a few others in the side. I look at his body language and he just doesn’t look happy.’

Rashford’s form has not only been a problem for United but could also see him left out of England’s squad for this summer’s Euros in Germany.

He enjoyed his most productive campaign in 2022-23 – scoring 30 goals in all competitions – but has struggled in a dysfunctional United team this term.

Manchester United have won just one of their last six league games and drew 1-1 at home to 19th-placed Burnley at the weekend.

Despite their questionable form and intense scrutiny over Ten Hag, United will compete in another FA Cup final next month, facing Manchester City in a repeat of the 2023 showpiece event.

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