Manchester United eyeing Martial-Rakitic swap with Barcelona

Manchester United eyeing Martial-Rakitic swap with Barcelona

- Manchester United could be ready to swap Barcelona target Anthony Martial for Ivan Rakitic

- Martial has had a blistering start to the season for United despite not being a starter

- The former AS Monaco man has been on the radar of a number of Europe's elite teams

French forward Anthony Martial has been identified by Barcelona as a replacement for long term injury victim Ousame Dembele.

Martial has struggled to secure a starting shirt for Manchester United so far this season as it seems United gaffer Jose Mourinho prefers English starlet Marcus Rashford to him.

The 21-year-old has been dropping eye catching performances when he has gotten the chance but it seems it has not been enough to impress Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United eyeing a player swap with Barcelona

Martial and Rashford in action for United Source: MEN

It should come as no surprise then, that United are looking into making a proposal to Barcelona concerning a swap deal with Martial for Ivan Rakitic, according to Daily Star.

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The United boss appears open to receiving another player in return for the France international with the Croatian midfielder looking like an attractive target.

The french star was Manchester United's September player of the month and Arsenal have also shown keen interest in the forward as Arsene Wenger looks seems to be a great fan of his french compatriot.

Manchester United eyeing Martial-Rakitic swap with Barcelona

Ivan Rakitic for Barcelona. Photo: @FCBarcelona

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The former golden ball winner who joined from Monaco two years ago under Louis Van Gaal for £56million has made a strong start to the campaign scoring five goals with five assists in nine appearances.

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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