Real Madrid are reportedly set to pursue the signing of Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford

According to Spanish outlet Don Balon, the Spanish source reported that Florentino Perez has threatened to do everything in his reach to hijack the 19-year-old England international if the Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho reignites his interest in three-time Champions League winner Gareth Bale.

The Spanish source adds that the club from La Liga could be willing to offload the Wales international but they are not interested in doing business with the Premier League sides following the Real’s fallout to the David de Gea scenario two years ago.

Rashford Leaving Old Trafford good move for Manchester United?

The England international has arguably improved since Mourinho arrived in Manchester and he has already picked up three major trophies in his first two years in the first-team.

Although bringing a player in the form of Gareth Bale to Old Trafford would be a smart move for Mourinho, he cannot afford to lose one of his most promising talents in the squad.

Gareth Bale all smiles with Romelu Lukaku

Rashford has been an absolute revelation both at Man Utd and for England since breaking into the first-team during the latter stages of the 2015-16 season.

He is a firm favourite amongst the Old Trafford faithful as Rashford represents United’s traditions of developing youth team players and turning them into world beaters.

Are Real likely to sign Rashford?

Although the urge of playing for the 11-time Champions League holders would seem difficult to turn down, the Englishman appears to be enjoying life in Manchester and more importantly, Mourinho is one of his biggest admirers.

However, if they fail to win any significant silverware by the end of the season, it would not be surprising to see Mourinho change his tune as he has rarely shown faith in promoting and relying on youth talent.

The La Liga giants would have to place a mouth-watering offer for United to even consider selling their Rashford, as Mourinho completely trusts the youngster right now.

F/W’s view

Marcus Rashford has enjoyed a brilliant start to the new campaign, contributing with five goals and four assists across all competitions.

United need to consider taking Bale out of the equation, and must not allow Rashford to leave Old Trafford at this current moment in time.

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