Marcus Rashford wants Manchester United to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid

Following the injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic Jose Mourinho is firmly in the market for a new No.9 with Real's Morata high on his list alongside Torino striker Andrea Belotti

Ben Burrows
Wednesday 07 June 2017 08:12
Comments
Alvaro Morata is one of a number of options Jose Mourinho is considering
Alvaro Morata is one of a number of options Jose Mourinho is considering

Marcus Rashford has backed Manchester United's efforts to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.

Jose Mourinho has suffered a frustrating start to his summer with the news that Antoine Griezmann is staying at Atletico Madrid followed by Romelu Lukaku's intention to snub United's interest in favour of a £80million return to Chelsea.

Following the injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic Mourinho is firmly in the market for a new No.9 with Real's Morata high on his list alongside Torino striker Andrea Belotti.

Any move for a striker figures to limit Rashford's playing time once again after he played second fiddle to top scorer Ibrahimovic last term.

But, perhaps surprisingly, the 19-year-old is all in favour of United pursuing the types of players insisting doing so will help them in their overall goal winning more silverware.

"At a big club you are going to attract big players and that's what we want," Rashford told Sky Sports News HQ. "Anyone who can come in and help the club win trophies, which is the ultimate aim, they are the players we want to bring in.

"Good competition is important if you want to be successful."

Despite the storybook start to his career Rashford remains a very young player and he is thankful for the help he has received from the likes of Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford.

"The way they (Ibrahimovic and Rooney) think, their mentality towards the game, they are the biggest things that I can take from their game," he added.

"I think with those type of players, whether they are here for the next five years or however long they are here for, you never stop learning from them."

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in