Marcus Rashford has stated that he “does not actively consider” captaining Manchester United. But he is is eager to do so at some point in the future.
Bruno Fernandes just became Manchester United’s new captain, succeeding Harry Maguire. Maguire lost the armband due to his difficulties during the 2022-23 season.
When questioned about the best personality he had ever met at the club, Rashford praised Zlatan Ibrahimovic before contemplating the possibility of becoming Red Devils captain in the future.
“I’d say Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] is the best personality I’ve shared a dressing room with,” Rashford told The Overlap. “How he is with the players is how he is with the fans, no matter where he goes.”
“Whether he’s doing interviews or not, he’s a top guy.” At a club like Manchester United, I believe you must [accept responsibility].
“Even if you’re a young player, you have to rise to the occasion.”
“You can show why you play for Manchester Utd.” Being a Manchester Utd player isn’t easy.
“If you do, you’re a good footballer and you play there for a reason.”
“I don’t consciously consider it (the leadership), but if the opportunity arose, I would take it.”
Marcus Rashford desires to lead the Red Army in Future
A youthful Manchester United team met League Two outfit Wrexham in San Diego on Tuesday evening, and the Welsh team won 3-1.
The senior team will play Real Madrid on Wednesday night before concluding their pre-season tour of the United States against Borussia Dortmund on July 30.
Rashford just signed a new contract with Manchester United, committing him to the club until June 2028.
During the 2022-23 season, the 25-year-old was in outstanding form at club level, appearing in 56 games across all competitions, scoring 30 goals and contributing 11 assists.
Following their pre-season trip, Manchester United will return to Europe for their final two pre-season friendlies of the summer against Lens and Athletic Bilbao before kicking off their 2023-24 Premier League campaign against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on August 14.