Guardiola claims Man United Can win Premier League title, as Kluivert wants £100 million Rashford deal
Dutch legend Patrick Kluivert has urged Barcelona to make a move for Manchester United star Marcus Rashford.
Rashford is one of the most exciting young players in world football and is reportedly in talks to sign a new contract with the Red Devils, which is set to double his wages and take him to a massive £150,000-a-week.
The news comes after months of speculation that he could leave the club after becoming unsettled under former boss Jose Mourinho, who claimed that the Englishman didn’t have the ability to lead the United attack in the long-term.
However, England international Rashford has scored 13 goals this season – is thriving under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – and is tipped to become the future of the club alongside Anthony Martial.
‘I like Marcus Rashford, a lot. It will be really difficult to get him over [to Barcelona],’ Kluivert told Sport360.
‘But he is a good player. I don’t see a lot of players who can play in Barcelona. [Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, perhaps he can play.
‘There is not a lot. Maybe some players who can play in La Liga, young players.
‘But, for me, I think the best one is Marcus Rashford.’
Meanwhile, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has claimed United could chase down Liverpool for the Premier League title.
Liverpool, along with City, are favourites to win the Premier League title this season for the first time in 29-years after a stunning start to the new season put them three points ahead of the reigning Champions.
But after a run of nine wins in ten matches under Solskjaer, Guardiola thinks Chelsea and United can close the 12 and 14 point gaps respectively to potentially be crowned Champions this season.
‘Three or four days ago, we were already done,’ he said on the Metro website.
‘The champions were Liverpool, and now we can be leading. We try to be calm. There will be surprises and it will be tough for teams to win every game.
‘Non contenders have the ability to create problems. What I’m more concerned about is never forget who we are as a team and doing what we have to do. That’s what I want to watch. After, we see about the results, the table.
‘I would say it’s typical in England. What’s not common is what happened last season – 18 games in a row, 100 points. Normal is what happens now. You can win or lose every single game. Every team involved in the title, or Europe, or staying in the Premier League.
‘I never said Tottenham is not there. Chelsea, I never said. United making this run every single week and they will be there.
‘Now we see the table and see the first two or three and we don’t look further than that. Chelsea can win games in a row and be a contender. There are 39 points to play, and nine or 10 behind it’s not too much. Everyone is ready to take points.’