Barcelona To Battle Real Madrid In Signing £80M Manchester United World Class Forward
Barcelona and Real Madrid will be interested in signing Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford in the future, claims former Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison.
Rashford is United’s leading goalscorer this season with 19 goals despite not playing since mid-January due to a double stress fracture in his back.
Morrison believes manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is getting the best out of Rashford, something previous boss Jose Mourinho could not do.
And the pundit can see the two La Liga giants attempting to sign Rashford if he can continue his fine form of this season.
“I think [the way] Jose Mourinho set up the team, it didn’t really suit Marcus Rashford,” Morrison told talkSPORT.
“If you look at him now playing under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he’s been terrific.
“And I think he’s just going to go from strength to strength to strength.
“And mark my words, I’m not trying to make him leave Man United, but I think a club like Barcelona, Real Madrid will come knocking because I think he’s an exceptional talent and he’s mentally strong.
“For a person at such a young age, he’s played a lot of football, he is mentally strong and he is a terrific player.
“For me I think Rashford’s one of the best footballers around at the moment.”
Earlier this week, Rashford admitted his time under Mourinho was tough but will be an experience that holds him in good stead moving forward.
“It was tough but I think in five or six years’ time, you look back on it and they’re the moments that will give you that mental toughness,” Rashford said on the official United Podcast.
“Because as an all-round player, I think I’ve improved a lot and a lot of it is down to them two years under Jose.
“Yeah, we had ups and downs, but when I look back on it, it was a tough period but definitely a period that made me a better player.”
Rashford says he would have been back training with the United side following his injury if football had not been suspended due to the coronavirus.