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Rashford wants to retire at Man Utd but is uncertain about his future

Tue 15 June 2021 | 9:20

The Manchester United academy player says he'd prefer to "retire where I started" but accepts anything may happen.

Marcus Rashford wants to "retire" at Old Trafford, but the Manchester United attacker understands that one-club individuals are a dying species in modern sport. 

At 23 years old, the highly ranked Red Devils academy graduate is a long way from hanging up his boots, but future preparations may be made at this time. 

The England star aims to stay at Old Trafford for many more years, fulfilling a childhood goal for the Manchester resident but admits that replicating the achievements of

Ryan Giggs

,

Paul Scholes

, and

Gary Neville

would be challenging.

Quizzed whether he would like to contribute his entire career to the United, Rashford told the club's 

official website

:

"I think of course I'd like to but I think in football nowadays, things happen unexpectedly. 

"You can never be 100 per cent sure – one, you're going to be replaced and the club might want to sign somebody else, or maybe the style doesn't suit you anymore.

"Maybe the style of football has changed so there are many things that can change throughout the duration of 10-15 years. 

"For me, I hope to be able to play at this club for as long as I possibly can and retire where I started."

Rashford made his senior debut for Man Utd in February 2016 under Louis van Gaal, and he currently has 271 appearances for the club. 

He has found the net 88 times in those games, breaking the 20-goal threshold in each of the previous two seasons. 

The home-grown talent has become an essential element of the team's current and future goals, intending to take his game to new heights in the coming years.

Rashford added on his dream in Manchester:

"I feel privileged to wear this shirt that has been worn by so many great players in United's history. You know, for me, I don't feel the pressure.

"It's just about carrying on following in people's footsteps and people's journeys really. But I'm my own player. 

"I do things my way. I'm going to improve in my own way, which is obviously slightly different to the other players, they all have different qualities and reached different heights in their careers. Hopefully, I can be here long enough to do that myself as well."

He continued:

"I want to get even better at things that make me score goals and assist things, to keep on improving and to give the team more opportunities of winning games.

"It can be positioning, runs, different types of runs, movement in the box and then finishing techniques. So there are a wide range of things I try to improve on and will do that throughout my whole career."

 


source: SportMob