Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford has seemingly put an end to the speculation surrounding his future with an Instagram post in which the 20-year-old has admitted he can’t believe his luck at having reached his third major final so early in his career.
United on Saturday edged Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-final to come within sight of their 13th cup crown and while Rashford didn’t start the game, the fact that he’s loving life at his boyhood club will quell the gossipmongers for a while at least.
Alexis Sanchez’s arrival from arch-rivals Arsenal in January has seen Rashford get limited playing time and there were reports swirling that the United Academy graduate could be looking for a move in the summer in search of regular minutes.
Anthony Martial, another top young talent, is said to be disillusioned with life at United and his chances of leaving are much higher than Rashford’s.
Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard start more often than not, with Juan Mata, Martial and Rashford left to compete for the fourth and final spot in the Red Devils’ attack.
With manager Jose Mourinho preferring mobile players with a high work-rate, the in-form Lingard fits the bill perfectly while star winger Sanchez is arguably undroppable.
However, Rashford’s latest post suggests the 20-year-old is willing to buckle down and fight for his place ahead of next season and that will please the United faithful to no end.
Rashford burst on to the scene in the 2016-17 season, scoring on his UEFA Europa League and Premier League debuts both. He’s regarded as the future of the club, especially as the English forward came through the ranks at United after having joined the Manchester giants at the tender age of seven.