Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has emerged as a surprise target for Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, a report from Don Balon claims. The 20-year-old has made significant progress at Old Trafford over the past year, and he is now a regular for both club and country.
According to Don Balon, Guardiola has made initial contact with the striker as he looks to bolster his attacking options further. The Catalan tactician has focused on developing a squad revolving around young players, and Rashford is being eyed as a potential partner for Gabriel Jesus.
Despite the speculation, Rashford is unlikely to consider a move to one of United’s fierce rivals, given he is pretty much assured of a starting role under Jose Mourinho. The boyhood United supporter has commanded a regular left-wing role this campaign, and his impressive form has mostly kept Anthony Martial on the substitutes’ bench.
Rashford celebrated his 20th birthday with a cameo Champions League appearance against Benfica, but he could be called upon from the starting lineup when United face-off against Chelsea in Sunday’s Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.
The youngster has notched seven goals in 17 appearances for Manchester United this term – and he is just four short of last season’s tally of 11 goals attained in 53 matches across all competitions.