Marcus Rashford dreams of World Cup and Champions League glory with England and Manchester United

Young striker reveals his big plans for club and country in revealing interview

Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashord is dreaming big for club and country.

The 22-year-old is currently out injured with a back injury but has still managed to score 14 goals in 22 Premier League appearances this season – and 22 in 37 for United and England.

Club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said at the weekend that he hopes to have his young attacker, initially ruled out for six weeks in January with a double stress fracture in his back, back in the side before the end of the season.

And, in an interview with FourFourTwo magazine, Rashford outlined his aspirations when he does return to the pitch.

“To win the World Cup, and for Man United to win the Champions League," he said. “As long as the team is successful and we get back to winning titles and trophies, that’s the main thing for me."

And one-off victories against Europe's biggest sides – such as United's dramatic win over Paris Saint-Germain in last season’s Champions League last-16, when Rashford scored the match-winning penalty – are not enough for the ambitious young man born and bred in Manchester.

“We didn’t go on to win the competition or reach the final,” he said. “So, in my mind, it doesn’t stand for anything. We need to start showing signs that we can be the United of old.

"Football has changed a lot, so it’s not going to be exactly the same, but we know the club can do it. It’s been difficult, but it’s a period of transition. As long as we stay focused, I don’t see why we can’t turn things around and really improve.

“You grow up around so many people who have that United legend status that it becomes part of your dream.

"When you dream of playing for Man United, you don’t only dream of making your debut; you dream of being like [David] Beckham, [Paul] Scholes and [Ryan] Giggs. It’s part of the dream as an academy lad.”

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