MARCUS RASHFORD is happy to play second fiddle to Manchester United’s next superstar striker next season.
The 19-year-old has held talks with boss Jose Mourinho about his future and the plans for him in the coming years.
The United chief told the England ace he is delighted with his attitude in training after a rocky start to their relationship.
And Rashford has made it clear he is happy with his role as the second forward at Old Trafford should Antoine Griezmann sign for £80million.
Mourinho is desperate to snap-up the Atletico Madrid star after Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s United career all-but ended after a horror ACL tear.
Despite this, Rashford will NOT push for a loan move away from the club with a number of Premier League sides keen to sign him.
A source close to the forward said: “Marcus knows game time will still be at a premium next year.
“He’s cool with it and feels he is twice the player he was compared to last season, even if he has scored less goals.
“The manager wants him to keep listening and think a bit more about his game, he wants him to keep learning.
“He wants him to realise that he is no longer an unknown quantity, which brings a new challenge.”
Rashford and Mourinho’s relationship did not get off to the best start with the teenager left on the bench for the majority of the beginning of this campaign.
But he has been on fire of late, scoring the opener in a stunning 2-0 win over Premier League leaders Chelsea last week.
Rashford broke into the United team in 2015 after coming through their academy, which he joined when he was just seven.
He has made 37 appearances for the club and scored ten goals while also establishing himself as an England regular.