Chelsea are being linked with a swoop for Marcus Rashford but England boss Gareth Southgate does not think Jose Mourinho will sell him. Rashford has again struggled to command a regular place in the United starting eleven in the opening to the Premier League season but showed his class when bagging two goals while on international duty with England.
The youngster may again find himself out of the side when he returns to Old Trafford as Mourinho tries to juggle him along with Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial.
It has led to reports that United may sell with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton keen but Southgate believes Mourinho rates him too highly to let him go.
“Jose thinks the world of Marcus,” Southgate said. “He’s a huge admirer of him, but he has got his job to do. There is huge competition for places at his club so you can understand that.
“I understand the difficulties that club managers have. They have to try and win matches. They have to rotate their squads.
“It’s not my business to interfere with club managers. They have a difficult job to do and they have big squads at the top six, with huge competition for places.”