Rashford is having a wonderful period at Manchester United. But the Englishman could have made a move to Barcelona.
Manchester United are very much happy with the services of Marcus Rashford. But there was a time when the Englishman was hinting at an exit. Back in 2018, Barcelona was keen on making a move for the forward. Rashford too was showing interest in a move but back trailed at the final stage.
Since the departure of Lukaku, Martial has been the lone striker. Marcus Rashford has been providing enough support for him on the frontline. He can play on the left-wing and also play as a striker. Even though he has been out with injury lately, he is a player with immense talent. He has become an integral part of the United lineup.
Rashford has been a Red Devil for a long time. Unlike the boy who was a part of the youth squad. Rashford has become one of the finest strikers in the Premier League. United will find it hard to part ways with their star man. But things might have been different had he made a change of clubs.
Shortly after the Norwegian coach took charge Rashford was hinting at an exit. Barcelona was in search of a striker and Rashford fit their requirements. The Catalan club was looking to sign Antoine Griezmann. But the Frenchman made the decision to stay at Atletico Madrid. Hence Barca took a focus on the youngster. Back then Rashford was nearing the end of his contract and it was a suitable opportunity for Barca to try their hand.
Marcus Rashford was also happy to make the shift, as per Mundo Deportivo. He was showing excitement to make a shift to the Nou Camp. Rashford even gave a green signal to the Spanish giants. But he soon made the decision to extend his period at Old Trafford.
There were negotiations between Rashford’s brother and Barca. Things were thought to be working out, with the youngster seeming happy. He was getting a paid upgrade and a new venture in his career.
The youngster was not ready to face a change of environment both on and off the field. Rashford was comfortable at United and was happy to continue there. He is faring really well at Manchester but things would have taken a different turn had he made the move.
United are happy with Marcus Rashford.
Rashford has become an integral part of Ole Gunnar’s lineup. The Englishman is fast with the ball. He can also dribble past defenders with ease. United are not yet willing to let off their explosive striker yet.
Rashford is a player with immense dedication and is keen to work hard. Manchester United always support such talents. Ole also has a good relationship with the forward.
Despite being out with an injury, in 22 games he has 14 goals and 5 assists. Ole Gunnar was tense when the youngster had to be out with injury. But with football on a halt since March. Rashford has got enough time to make a recovery. The star is likely to play when the Premier League resumes.
Even though he is comfortable in United now he may choose to leave in time. He is one of the finest strikers in the football world. There will be more admirers showing interest in signing him in the future too.