09/03/2022; 2:39 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
After the embarrassing demolition job done by Manchester City on Manchester United on Sunday, it is clear that United are not at the level to compete for the English Premier League title. The gulf in class is apparent, and Sir Alex Ferguson, who watched the match, must have wondered what has become of his beloved United.
Manchester United have too many players running around the team, who should not be anywhere near Old Trafford. The United board seems not to have the guts to dispatch some of them. There are accusations against the club of keeping some players and giving them game time because they are English. Some of the players that have come in for criticism are Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan Bissaka and Marcus Rashford.
Rumours suggest that Rashford is fed up with life at Old Trafford and could join Real Madrid for a modest fee.
With criticism of the English players at Manchester United gaining momentum, it seems some of them may be leaving the club soon. The reliance on these players many see as average has caused a division in the team. Despite the love shown to some of these players, Marcus Rashford has dropped down the pecking order, losing his place to Elanga.
The English forward is worried about his situation and reported to put his future at Old Trafford under consideration due to the lack of game time. The England international returned to action in October but has not been at the level of United forward.
Media reports in England suggest that Real Madrid hold an interest in Rashford for a fee, not over €60 million. Real Madrid has a documented interest in Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, and begs the question, are the Spanish giants interested in Rashford, even if he was arriving for free?
It is unlikely that Real Madrid would make a move for Rashford in the summer as their efforts and finance are towards landing Mbappe, Haaland and probably a midfielder.
In the embarrassing defeat to Manchester City, Rashford was not in theng XI. The forward was disappointed not making the lineup despite the absence of Edinson Cavani, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mason Greenwood.
Rashford came on with about 25 minutes of the game left. He contributed nothing to change the course of the game as United lost embarrassingly 4-1 at the Etihad.
Fichajes, as cited by Sport Witness, suggests the La Liga leaders are interested in Rashford. According to the report, Real Madrid is in a state of alert.
If Manchester United lets Rashford go, the Mancunian club would want between €100 million and €120m.
Rashford is one player that is not at United level not to talk of Real Madrid. The English forward has a contract at United till 2023, and at the moment, rumours of Real Madrid interest are nothing but figments of media imagination.