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Should Arsenal target Manchester United youngster?

Posted on April 10, 2018 by David Nugent

According to TalkSPORT guest, former Coventry striker Mickey Quinn, Arsenal are one of three clubs that should attempt to sign Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford along with Chelsea and Liverpool.

Asked about the youngster’s future, Quinn told the radio station: ‘I think he’s gotta go. He’s not a first choice for Jose Mourinho. He is not first choice.

Then asked by presenter Alan Brazil where the striker could go, Quinn continued by saying: ‘Great question. Everyone would take him, wouldn’t they?

‘Arsenal he’s walk in there. [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang is ok but he can play as a three can’t he, like Liverpool’

The Gunners are now reportedly favourites to sign the young forward, as he is believed to be unhappy with his game time at Old Trafford.

Rashford is a bright young prospect

Without question, Marcus Rashford is one of the brightest young players that English football has produced in a long time. At 20, he has already made a big impact in his short football career. Rashford is expected to be included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup.

Some of his performances have even seen the youngster linked with a big move to Spanish giants Real Madrid. That is a big compliment for any player, considering the quality of player at the club from the capital.

Frustrated on the bench at Old Trafford

In terms of footballers, Rashford is still young at 20-years-old. However, as many people have stated he would probably play a more prominent role at most other top-flight clubs.

Rashford has made just 22 starts in all competitions this season. His tally of 12 goals and nine assists this season in all competitions is more than respectable. He clearly knows where the goal is how to find it.

Will United really allow him to leave this summer?

I have no doubt that Rashford would definitely add something to Arsenal attack, especially as he can play out wide as well as a central forward. However, despite his frustration, I am not sure I believe that the Red Devils will allow the forward to leave this summer.

If Arsenal could snap him up for a reasonable price, then I believe the youngster could be a shrewd signing. However, he is not Danny Welbeck, who left United to join Arsenal in similar circumstances.

The striker looks to have more about him and I can see him winning over United boss Jose Mourinho before the start of next season.

Is Marcus Rashford a realistic transfer target for Arsenal this summer?

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