Manchester United favourite Gary Neville has dismissed the ongoing speculation which has associated Marcus Rashford with a surprise exit from Old Trafford at the end of the season.
The England international has enjoyed a strong run of games under Jose Mourinho, but he has managed just a solitary Premier League start since the turn of the year.
A recent report from The Mirror suggested that the 20-year-old had become disillusioned with his reduced playing time of late, and this could urge him to pursue a fresh challenge elsewhere.
However, in an interview with M.E.N, Neville has rubbished the claim, and believes Rashford would have no desire to part ways with his hometown club in the near future.
He said: “How can Marcus Rashford leave Manchester United ? How can Manchester United let him leave? It’s impossible. People saying he should leave are talking nonsense, it’s rubbish. The kid has been brilliant for 18 months.”
Obviously with the transfer window reopening in few months’ time, a number of first-team players are likely to be linked with potential exits, but Rashford’s name comes as a surprise, even then.
The Englishman earned more minutes than any other United player during the previous campaign, and this season, he has only been surpassed by Romelu Lukaku, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard for the same.
With Alexis Sanchez having joined the club, Rashford has the added competition to break into the starting lineup, but the forward should brace the challenge, given he is living the dream of representing United.