Liverpool and Real Madrid in mix to sign pacy Premier League forward

MANCHESTER UNITED star Marcus Rashford could join Real Madrid or Liverpool as claims over his future emerge, according to the bookies.

Manchester United star Rashford has struggled for form since Jose Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal as manager two years ago.

And, with the club yet to tie him down for the long-term, claims over his future have emerged.

It has been reported that Rashford is stalling on a new Manchester United deal because he wants assurances from Mourinho over his role in the side.

He did, though, do himself no favours at the weekend by being recklessly sent-off during their 2-0 win over Burnley.

With Rashford’s future uncertain, interest is set to intensify.

And Coral have made Real Madrid and Liverpool the favourites to sign the 20-year-old should he sensationally leave Old Trafford behind.

Real are leading the charge at 3/1, with Liverpool then priced at 4/1.

Tottenham, despite refusing to negotiate over Toby Alderweireld this summer and being priced out of a move for Anthony Martial, are outsiders at 6/1.

And Coral have made Arsenal and West Ham 8/1 and 12/1 respectively.

“Marcus Rashford is sure to be in high demand if he does refuse to sign a new contract with Manchester United and the betting suggests it is Real Madrid who are most likely to sign the young Englishman,” said Coral’s John Hill.

“Liverpool and Tottenham are sure to be monitoring the situation closely as they are two clubs who have a great record of getting the most out of young English players.”

Meanwhile, former United star Paul Ince thinks Rashford’s red card against Burnley was down to his frustration with his current situation.

The player has been regularly overlooked in recent weeks.

And Ince said of the United star: “I see a lot of frustration and him not being happy at what’s going on at Manchester United.

“It’s pure frustration from being the new kid on the block to now sitting on the sidelines.

“I saw the same exact situation with Lee Sharpe and Ryan Giggs.

“Lee Sharpe was the new big thing at United at 17-years-old, he had adulations, the lot.

“Six months later Ryan Giggs turned up and it all went downhill for Sharpey, he couldn’t cope.”