Manchester United great Patrice Evra has revealed a discussion he had with Marcus Rashford when the England forward was not enjoying his football under Jose Mourinho.
Rashford reassured Evra that he would never leave his boyhood club where has risen through the academy ranks.
The 22-year-old struggled somewhat during a difficult period under Mourinho and there was no guarantee he would become an important player at United.
But United fans will love what Rashford said in a conversation with Evra about his future.
“I had a chat with Marcus when he was playing under [Jose] Mourinho and he didn’t have a good time and a lot of clubs were asking him to leave and he said, ‘Patrice, I would never leave Manchester United because it’s the best club in the world’,” Evra told Sky Sports, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
Of course, Rashford has now become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s talisman at Old Trafford and is a player the Norwegian can build his team around for years to come.
Rashford has been a credit to the club during the coronavirus pandemic, forcing a government U-turn on free school meals as well as participating in lots of selfless charity work.
He has scored 14 Premier League goals for the Reds this season, finding his best position on the inside-left channel alongside Anthony Martial.
Rashford assisted the French striker twice in the convincing 3-0 victory over Sheffield United on Saturday and will be frustrated not to have scored himself after fluffing two clear goalscoring opportunities.
Perhaps Rashford can make amends in front of goal as the Reds take on Norwich City in the FA Cup quarter-final at Carrow Road on Saturday evening.