Patrice Evra has revealed that Marcus Rashford told him he would never look to leave Manchester United during a conversation the pair had while Jose Mourinho was manager.
Rashford has been one of Manchester United’s best players this season, chipping in 19 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions.
The England international signed a contract extension with the Red Devils last year that would keep him at the club until 2023.
Before Rashford signed that contract, he was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona and some of those rumors even lingered on over the past few months.
Patrice Evra, who returned to United to complete his coaching badges last year has now revealed the 22-year-old assured him he would never leave the club.
This was during the reign of Mourinho where Rashford described his club as the ‘best in the world’.
“I had a chat with Marcus when he was playing under [Jose] Mourinho and he didn’t have a good time,” Evra said as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“A lot of clubs were coming and asking him to leave”
“I remember he said, ‘Patrice, I will never leave Manchester United because it’s the best club in the world’. “When I hear that as a United fan I was like so impressed and so happy.”
Evra also praised Rashford for always showing willingness to play in any position at all upfront for United.
“‘I think we have to stop finding an excuse every time the manager didn’t put you in your position,” said the former United left-back.
“I always give the example of Thierry Henry when he went to Barcelona. At Arsenal he was the legend, the No.9, at Barcelona he played on the left.”
“He told me sometimes for one or two minutes he wouldn’t touch the ball because that’s what Guardiola’s system was. ‘I hate the players who complain.”
While he looks to continue shining on the pitch, Rashford has recently seen lots of praise off it for his charitable acts and using his platform to push a positive cause.