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Veteran Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher urges Rashford to ponder a move to Goodison Park

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Marcus Rashford and Mason Holgate contest the ball during a match at Old Trafford
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Marcus Rashford has been a constant presence at Old Trafford since 2005 and could be considered, despite the ever present transfer rumors, the future of Manchester United's forward line however if veteran Liverpool defender (and closet Evertonian) Jamie Carragher had his way, Rashford would be on his way to Goodison park.

During the Sky Sports coverage of England's recent UEFA Nations League 1-0 victory over Switzerland, Carragher would state that a move to Everton would not only prove to be beneficial for the youngster but that it should also be considered "for the sake of his career".

Now Carragher doesn't state this lightly and uses the experiences of a former Toffee, and a current team mate of Rashford's, one Romelu Lukaku to help convey his point.

“Romelu Lukaku is in front of Rashford and I don't see Rashford displacing him as long as he is there. But remember when Lukaku was at Chelsea and he had to come away and go to Everton?

“Then he ended up as top scorer and got his move to Manchester United. Possibly Everton is the sort of club you are looking at, just below the top six, for someone like Rashford similar to what Lukaku did.”

Now do I see this happening? No, but it is an interesting scenario to spend a few minutes thinking about. Rashford has proven himself to be a game changer, most recently against the Swiss scoring the lone goal and winner, however he is still young and we have plenty of young talent just waiting to be the number one attacker in royal blue, Dominic Calvert-Lewin for one.

Then there is the question of what is Rashford’s best position? Is he suited to be the lead striker? A secondary striker in a two-man system? Or is he best out on the wing? The Blues have Cenk Tosun as starting striker with Oumar Niasse as his back up, but while both are competent professionals, Rashford’s upside far surpasses the pair.

Perhaps if Rashford is unable to find game time at United then he may look to another club to provide that. If and when that day comes it will be anyone's guess as to where he ends up. However, if the player comes up for a loan move in January there is no doubt Everton should be in the queue jostling for the front.