Manchester United Striker Marcus Rashford Opens Door to Exit; Reveals Admiration for Barcelona and Real Madrid

Marcus Rashford has refused to rule out a move abroad in the future
Marcus Rashford has refused to rule out a move abroad in the future / Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Marcus Rashford has refused to rule out a move away from Manchester United as he opened the door to a future move to LaLiga.

The England international has been at United for the entirety of his senior career and is tied to a contract through to 2023, but admitted the option of playing abroad in the future and learning a new language appeals to him.

When asked by the Guardian if he's interested in playing abroad, the England star said: "I would never say no. Other than United? I’m a big fan of Real Madrid and Barcelona, because they’ve always had great players and played attractive football. Everybody watches Real Madrid and Barcelona."

He also admitted that his next task is learning Spanish and Italian – slowly, patiently, word by word. He believes the better he can communicate with other players, the better his football will be.

“When I was growing up, learning a language wasn’t deemed important in school," he added. "There wasn’t that expectation on you. Football has given me the opportunity to travel to different countries, and you have certain countries you like and want to learn more about, and learning a language is definitely a part of that.”

Rashford's comments will, no doubt, sound alarm bells, especially in the minds of United fans who have seen Cristiano Ronaldo swap Old Trafford for Real Madrid. Gareth Bale, Eden Hazard, Luka Modric, Luis Suarez, and Philippe Coutinho are other stars that have ditched the Premier League for sunny Spain.

Rashford has scored 11 Premier League goals this term and is extremely unlikely to move abroad this summer as he focuses on England's delayed Euro 2020 bid.