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Man Utd transfer news: Atletico Madrid weighing up shock move to swipe striker from Old Trafford

Man Utd forwards Marcus Rashford and Antony

Atletico Madrid are reportedly showing an interest in trying to strike a deal for Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford.

The England international has enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence under new Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag, starting regularly ahead of club legend Cristiano Ronaldo.

Rashford scored his second and third Premier League goals of the season in United’s 3-1 win over leaders Arsenal. However, he was forced to miss Thursday night’s Europa League win over FC Sheriff with a slight knock.

That same injury also saw him miss out on an England squad return. The Three Lions are due to take on Italy and Germany in the Nations League over the next 10 days.

Rashford was due to be rewarded for his return to form. However, he’ll now be looking to recover for the Manchester derby on October 2 instead.

However, according to Fichajes, Rashford’s Old Trafford stay could come to an end in 2023.

They state that Atletico are just one of numerous clubs keen on signing the Red Devils star.

The Spanish giants are on the hunt for a new forward as they are not keen on paying the permanent £34million fee for current loanee Antoine Griezmann.

Indeed, the France striker has been linked with a January switch to Old Trafford. However, that is more of a replacement for Ronaldo than it is Rashford.

Doubts continue to surround the future of the United legend, who could force a January exit.

Ronaldo is unhappy at a lack of starts under Ten Hag in the Premier League. Indeed, his last outing saw him score his first ever Europa League goal against Sheriff.

Rashford form leaves Ronaldo benched

And it’s Rashford’s return to form that is forcing Ronaldo to watch on from the bench.

But whether or not the Manchester-born and breed striker would be prepared to swap his boyhood club for a move to the Spanish capital remains to be seen.

Rashford is clearly a Manchester boy at heart and just needed to find his form and confidence again – something that has so far happened under Ten Hag.

The 24-year-old looks to have that spring back in his step, with his blistering pace once again causing defences problems.

That was highlighted in the victory over Arsenal, with Rashford racing clear to score the first of his two goals.

United will now be hoping the attacker recovers from injury to take on City. Indeed, a win over their bitter rivals would move Ten Hag’s men to within two points of their neighbours.

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