Your Manchester United morning headlines for Friday, March 18.
Marcus Rashford wished by Barcelona
Barcelona have expressed their curiosity in signing Marcus Rashford amid uncertainty over his function at Manchester United. A supply near Rashford says the ‘telephone hasn’t stopped ringing’ because it emerged he was contemplating his future at United after he was unnoticed of the Manchester derby defeat at Metropolis on March 6.
Regardless of the event, it’s understood deep down Rashford doesn’t wish to depart United and the transfer may spur the membership into opening discussions over a brand new long-term contract. The 24-year-old academy graduate and is simply three matches shy of creating 300 appearances for the Reds.
Barcelona confirmed curiosity in Raheem Sterling previous to the January switch window however a transfer by no means come to fruition. Nevertheless, they’ve wasted no time in attempting to amass the England worldwide.
Ralf Rangnick’s essential change to the Manchester United squad
There’s loads of time for reflection within the weeks forward. Manchester United have 5 days off earlier than the beginning of the worldwide break after which the most effective a part of a fortnight earlier than they return to motion once more.
Elimination from the Champions League this week took away any likelihood of this season being remotely linked with success. As a substitute United’s hopes depend on a top-four end when they need to have been aiming for the Premier League title.
The style of United’s defeat to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday as soon as once more highlighted the mentality concern throughout the star-studded squad as Ralf Rangnick’s facet didn’t take care of the darkish arts forged towards them, which prevented their solely likelihood of success from moments of magic.
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