• James Rodriguez is one of the world's brightest football stars 
  • Real Madrid hasn't used Rodriguez much in the current La Liga season
  • Manchester United is reportedly interested in the services of the former World Cup top scorer

The roster of Real Madrid is stacked with talent with world-class athletes ready to suit up at any given time. Despite the team’s top form, a player that is often overlooked and shelved is the sensational James Rodriguez. The relationship between Zinedine Zidane and Rodriguez hasn’t been the smoothest and Manchester United are reportedly interested in the services of the former World Cup top scorer.

While the depth of the Real Madrid remains to be their strength, it’s often questioned on how Rodriguez’s future looks like with the team. In their matchup against Athletic Club, Rodriguez himself asked not to be included in the match. Per The Real Champs, the former two-time Champions League winner sat out the game due to his personal request.

The 28-year-old has had his share of success throughout his career and knows what it takes to succeed. The former Spanish Super Cup winner has only had eight La Liga appearances this season. In his entire stay with Real Madrid, Rodriguez showed up for 125 appearances, 37 goals and 42 assists.

With all of Rodriguez’s accomplishments, he is definitely an asset any team could benefit from in the near future. With Manchester United looking to develop their lineup, the addition of Rodriguez to the mix gives a more intriguing set up for the Red Devils. Per Red Devil Armada, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s club is willing to negotiate deals over the summer for the talented scorer.

Having someone of Rodriguez’s caliber will help Manchester United in the long run given how Paul Pogba has revitalized his play with the addition of Bruno Fernandes. The duo has shown glimpses of a bright future ahead with how they’ve connected well with each other.

The chemistry of the club has improved and has brought them enough momentum to dominate in the past few weeks. The return of the games has featured Manchester United bouncing back as strong as ever in their performances as they’ve won their last five out of six bouts.

It will be vital to see how Real Madrid moves forward with Rodriguez and if Manchester United can find the right deal for the Colombian star. Expectations are high for both organizations and it’ll be important how these clubs will build their team for the years to come.

James Rodríguez
James Rodríguez's career at Real Madrid has fallen on hard times and he could yet leave the Bernabeu before the close of the transfer window. Reuters