Marcus Rashford has refused to rule out ever moving to Real Madrid or Barcelona — but reiterated that Manchester United is his ideal club.
Rashford has been with United since he was seven and is a product of the club’s prestigious academy, having grown up in Wythenshawe.
And despite being a fiercely loyal United supporter, Rashford has explained in an interview with the Guardian that he likes the idea of playing abroad and wouldn’t rule out Spain’s two giant clubs, having grown up watching both Real and Barca.
Rashford also admitted in the interview that he wants to learn Spanish and Italian, but for his own personal development rather than in preparation for a transfer.
“I would never say no,” he said on the possibility of playing in another country.
He was then asked his ideal club: “Other than United? I’m a big fan of Real Madrid and Barcelona, because they’ve always had great players and played attractive football. Everybody watches Real Madrid and Barcelona.”
He added: “When I was growing up, learning a language wasn’t deemed important in school. There wasn’t that expectation on you.
“Football has given me the opportunity to travel to different countries, and you have certain countries you like and want to learn more about, and learning a language is definitely a part of that.”