Marcus Rashford has made his name at Manchester United over the last three seasons, starting as he meant to go on by scoring on his debut for the red devils. The debut was given by chance when Martial became injured during the warm-up but saw Rashford go on to steal the show.
Quickly, Rashford found himself becoming one of the youngest players to get into the senior Three Lions squad. Again, scoring on his debut that helped him earn his spot in the England team at the Euros in 2016. Continuing success within the international side at the World Cup this summer, that saw England get to their first semi-final for 28 years.
Due to Rashford’s glittering career so far, it’s not a shock that he is generating interest from other huge clubs. It’s reported that Juventus and Real Madrid are poised to make a bid for the 21-year-old in the region of a rumoured £45 million.
But do Manchester United and Mourinho want to keep Rashford on their books or cash in?
Despite the fact that Mourinho has given Rashford limited game time this year, The Sun has reported that Vice Chairman, Ed Woodward is keen for him to stay at Manchester United. Woodward, would like to see Rashford, at the very least, see out his current contract that runs out in 2020.
Reportedly, if the big boys from Europe came knocking, Woodward would be keen to reevaluate Rashford’s contract. This would certainly mean they would be happy to offer him a more attractive salary of over double his current wages.
Rashford currently has only 5 premier league starts and 2 goals this season, which is not ideal for the 21-year-old forward.
The lack of game time could potentially drive Rashford away from the club no matter the pay rise Manchester United could offer. Especially as he continues to fight for his competitive spot in the England team too.
With the likes of Jadon Sancho chasing his second choice position on the left wing, and Harry Kane being a sure thing in his first choice role as a striker, as an England senior he should understand the importance of game time to stay in the team.
Do you think Rashford should stay at United or move on? And would Manchester United be mad to let Rashford go?