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19th Nov 2018

Juventus interested in signing Marcus Rashford from Manchester United

The Serie A champions are keen to sign Marcus Rashford, who has only made five Premier League starts under Jose Mourinho this season

Reuben Pinder

This could be a good move for him

Juventus are reportedly interested in signing Marcus Rashford from Manchester United, according to The Times.

The Serie A champions are compiling a dossier on Rashford as they prepare a bid for the highly rated forward.

Rashford has impressed the Juventus board, who have added his name to a list of prospective talents whom they could make an approach to sign.

The England international came on as a substitute in Turin when United played Juventus in a Champions League group game recently, making a positive impact and helping United overturn a 1-0 deficit to emerge victorious.

Rashford’s current contract runs out in 2020 and United have an option to extend it by one year. Next summer, the club will be looking to tie him down to a new long-term deal but Rashford will have to decide whether staying at his boyhood club is the best option for his development.

Now 21 years of age, Rashford is at a key point in his career, where one bad decision could stunt his development as a player during key years.

José Mourinho has not shied away from using Rashford during his three years at Old Trafford, but has only given him five Premier League starts this season and refuses to give him 90 minutes in a central role.

Rashford will look over to Manchester City, where Pep Guardiola has helped Raheem Sterling improve all areas of his game to become one of the best, well-rounded forwards in the country, and wonder whether a move would be for the best.

Juventus could be just the place for him to do so.

Massimiliano Allegri is not shy to tweak his tactical system to accommodate certain players, nor is he afraid to give young players a chance to prove themselves.

The Old Lady currently have a front two of Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo, but that partnership won’t last forever and Rashford could thrive if given more game time in a central role for Juve.