According to The Sun, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho won’t let striker Marcus Rashford leave this summer. Despite the 20-year-old having an uncertain future at Old Trafford, the Red Devils boss has no plans to part company with the academy graduate.
Rashford rose through the youth ranks to the first-team in 2016 and has gone on to make 120 appearances for United in all competitions, scoring and creating 48 goals. He’s had a difficult season under Mourinho, however, scoring just six goals in 33 Premier League games.
The English international has been afforded only 16 starts in the top-flight and has been substituted in 10 of those games. Rashford was criticised by Mourinho after United lost to Brighton on May 4 too, but the Portuguese coach recently paid tribute to the young striker and said: “he impresses me”.
“He impresses me. That’s the reason why he was selected for every match of the season – absolutely every match of the season – and that’s why he played in so many of them. So he doesn’t need to leave to play or to need anything.”
Rashford has played in nearly every game in every competition this season, but so many of his appearances are coming from the bench. It’s worth noting that he’s amassed 2497 minutes from the 49 games played across the board, which amounts to just 51 minutes per game.
Nevertheless, it doesn’t appear Rashford is trying to leave the club, nor are United looking to sell him or loan him out, so the 20-year-old will hope for a better campaign in 2018/19.