Manchester United luredRomeluLukaku from Everton FC and could add Ivan Perisic this summer.
Jose Mourinho has decided to retain Anthony Martial and there is the club’s top prospect Marcus Rashford. Will the Three Lions’ star flourish this term as he has in the past two seasons?
Rashford was decisive last term and he helped the team generally despite not banging in the goals as many expected. He is not anywhere close to the likes of Ruud van Nistelrooy, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, Carlos Tevez or Robin van Persie. His composure, finishing and one-chance accuracy are still off the mark but there is hope.
For the first time in a while, Mourinho could play two strikers upfront in the forthcoming season. As a lone striker, the young Marcus was largely isolated upfront, preferring to rely on his speed.
The forward is likely to continue getting league starts as he has gotten with the senior team since joining. He scored five goals in 11 games when Louis van Gaal handed him an opportunity. So far he has returned 19 goals in 71 games – not so fantastic. Well, he is still a teenager and has worn the prodigy crown better than Martial.
With NemanjaMatic coming through, Paul Pogba would push forward and Henrikh Mkhitaryan should excel in the No. 10 role, with Perisic and Lukaku forward, Rashford should pull up his socks and contribute more this term. He has the trust of the manager – a crucial ingredient in modern football. He should thrive at the very least this term.
He is the third youngest scorer behind Federico Macheda and Danny Welbeck. He seems like one that could go all the way at Old Trafford, doing the sole career move. For now, one season after the other.