Marcus Rashford makes no secret of his friendship with Manchester United transfer target Jadon Sancho.
In an interview with Bleacher Report in 2020, Rashford said: “Sancho is a great player and you sort of, you know, it’s like the new generation player and it’s definitely exciting, to watch him become the player that [he] is becoming. Hopefully we can all play together. That’d be good.”
That served to fan the flames of transfer speculation last year, and you have to figure that a player as intelligent as Rashford knows exactly what he is doing by sending a tweet alongside his pal as they reunited on England duty.
Rashford and Sancho are now busy preparing for Euro 2020, with neither playing a part in the friendly against Austria in midweek.
Both players will be in contention for the Three Lions against Romania on Sunday in England’s final warm-up game before the Euros begin.
Rashford and Sancho were also seen training together indoors for England.
Get the Sancho deal done
All Manchester United fans care about of course is whether a transfer deal might be struck before then.
Time is running out to get a deal done ahead of the tournament, and we don’t really have the faith that United will be very efficient this summer either, although we are hopeful it eventually gets done.
Sancho would be a transformative player for United’s attack, and would ease pressure on Rashford because he can play on both flanks.
The danger United are in by letting the transfer drag out is two-fold, as Dortmund and Sancho could get frustrated and consider alternatives. The winger’s price tag could also rocket from strong performances at the tournament.
Rashford is not very subtlely showing where he stands… alongside Sancho.
The Europa League final showed Rashford needs a little extra help, and United would be foolish not to get this deal over the line. Unfortunately, with Ed Woodward still in charge of transfers, nothing is guaranteed.
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