The Spanish giants current manager Zinedine Zidane holds Asensio in high regard but may be tempted to part with him in favour of Rashford.
The young Englishman has had a meteoric rise in the footballing world much like Marco has for his club but Marcus finds himself playing more often than his Madrid counterpart.
The United academy product is clearly a Mourinho favourite, having been the only player to be involved with every game for his team so far this season.
Last season was also similar circumstances for the teenager but apparently Real Madrid are keen on gaining his signature.
Don Balon report the club’s interest in the Red Devils most exciting youth prospect and it seems Jose isn’t prepared to let him go without a fight.
Should Rashford wish to leave to Spain, the Portuguese manager will only sanction the transfer if it meant that Asensio would be travelling in the other direction.
Direct, cashless swap deals are very rare in the modern game but this is what the reports claim could possibly happen.
Marcus is known for his love for Manchester United but perhaps may have his head turned by Madrid’s recent trophy winning streak.
While Mourinho’s men are still a work in progress, the Spanish side are reaping the benefits of a group of players who have all hit the peaks of their careers.
Despite the reported interest, it’s unlikely to see the young star playing football next season in anything other than a red shirt.