After being excluded from Manchester Derby at the beginning of the month, the Footballer was said to be considering his future at Old Trafford. The 24 year old started started three league matches since the turn of the year and has only scored five goals in all competitions this term some way down in the 21 he managed in 2020-2021. Rashford has just started ten of United’s 29 Premier League games this season and his miserable season at Manchester United reached it’s peak last week as he clashed with fans outside the stadium following the Championd league defeat to Atletico Madrid. He was then left out of Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the friendlies between Switzerland and Ivory Coast and now faces a fight to regain his place in time for the World cup 2022. His lack of game has led him to considering his future at the club. The final blow was Gareth Southgate’s leaving him out of hid latest England Squad.
Despite Arsenal’s largely positive season,Gunner’s boss Mikel Arteta will look to bolster his attacking options this summer after sanctioning Pierre Aubameyang’s move to Barcelona in January.They are also braced for the departures of Strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah and Arteta reportedly views Rashford whose current deal at United is due to expire in 2023 as a possible addition although United has the option to extend his contract by a year.
The rivalry between Arsenal and Man United is an iconic Premier League feature that peaked in the late 90s and early 00s. The two clubs since have fallen away,United were able to keep their title challenging uo for longer but Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure quickly ended that.Arsenal are now on the rise and the gunner’s aims are to finish in the top four . At present, having played a game less, Arsenal are four points clear of their old foes. Should they qualify for the Champions League,it could be the catalyst to significantly widen the gao between the two teams.The transfer will be the key, however should the Gunners be able to poach one of United’s top talents, Perhaps they could not only strengthen themselves but weaken their old rival.
Rashford needs a fresh start to recapture his best form. At just 24,he has plenty still to give ahead of reaching his peak years in Football.