Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford that he will not be allowed to leave the club on loan this season and that he still remains in the Portuguese plans.
Rashford has yet to feature in a league game for Mourinho thus far having been replaced in the starting eleven by new club signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Whilst Rashford has seen first team opportunities hard to come by early doors, his new boss has assured him that he will be featuring more regularly in his plans as the season progresses.
Mourinho has already got rid of some of United’s younger members of the squad, with Donald Love, Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett all leaving the club on a permanent basis, whilst Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Guillermo Varela, and Adnan Januzaj have all left Old Trafford to go out on loan.
However Mourinho is said to see Rashford as part of his plans for this season, not later down the road. With the Portuguese looking to compete on all four fronts this year he will no doubt be mixing and changing up his squad for each of the four competitions and with the club only having one other true recognised out and out centre forward in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Rashford will get his chance to shine.
The 18-year-old broke into Manchester United’s first team back in late February earlier this year scoring a double against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League. His impressive goal scoring display against the Danish seen the youngster become former head coach Louis Van Gaal’s number one choice up front.
His impressive outings in a united shirt even led to a surprise call up to the national side by former England manager Roy Hodgson who named the youngster as part of his Euro 2016 squad.
With a trip to the KC Stadium to face Hull City this weekend, Rashford will no doubt be looking to make his first start of the campaign ahead of Ibrahimovic. With the Swede already starting United’s previous two league fixtures against Bournemouth and Southampton, Mourinho could opt to give the 34-year-old striker a rest and instead give Marcus Rashford a chance to impress up front.
Rashford will be eager to start for Mourinho’s men on Saturday against the tigers and should he be named in the starting eleven, don’t rule out the youngster continuing to do what he did so well last season and that is scoring important goals for Manchester United.