Man Utd 23-year-old forward could leave team in the nearby future

Former Manchester United head-coach Louis van Gaal believes that Marcus Rashford at some point in his playing career could depart from Old Trafford.

The 23-year-old forward has started the current campaign in prolific form and already scored 12 goals and provided five assists for the Red Devils this season, with the club supposedly keen to tie him down on a long-term contract.

Dutch boss was at the helm when an 18-year-old Rashford burst onto the scene in 2016, and while the former Reds boss has hailed Rashford’s off-the-pitch endeavours, he thinks that the attacker is not guaranteed to remain at Old Trafford for the whole of his career.

In quotes attributed to┬áThe Mirror, Van Gaal said: “I admire him for being such an honest and pure guy. He comes from an area where things are tough.

“And the way he is fighting for less privileged kids is wonderful. He does a lot of stuff for the community. He is a great lad.

“I enjoyed listening to him when he said he hopes to play at United for a long, long time. But I listened carefully. And he did not say he would never play for another club.”

Rashford has scored 79 times for the 20-times English champions since his debut, with the 23-year-old contracted to the team until 2023 with the option of a further year.