As if Marcus Rashford couldn’t get any more popular with our Manchester United supporting locals, recent reports in the Daily Mail has had those in the Transfer Tavern ringing his name.
They claim the 18-year old striking sensation rejected overtures from arch rivals Liverpool before linking up with the Red Devils at a much younger age.
While with junior club Fletcher Moss Rangers, who also boast the likes of Wes Brown and Danny Welbeck in their alumni, the Reds reportedly took an interest in the young forward.
His six goals in 11 appearances since being handed his debut back in February have propelled him to the forefront of United’s first-team.
With Wayne Rooney only recently returning from injury, the speedster has taken up the 30-year old’s mantle as the club’s top striker.
Everton, then under the stewardship of David Moyes, are also understood to have run the rule over him while with Moss Rangers.
Following his emergence, there have been calls for him to be included in the Euro 2016 squad, despite the abundance of attacking quality already in there.
Rooney himself has seen his position called into doubt amid the heroic exploits of the likes of Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy.
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