The highly regarded Dutchman, who is likely to succeed interim manager Ralf Rangnick next season, is widely seen as the favorite for the Red Devils’ job, with an official announcement coming soon (ESPN).
While United prepares for one high-profile arrival, fans have been left wondering if they will see an equally high-profile departure.
Forward Marcus Rashford is said to be dissatisfied with life under Rangnick, and after scoring just five goals this season, he has fast fallen out of favor with the German.
However, Rashford may have found some solace when The Sun reported that ten Hag has already informed United that he regards the English attacker as a crucial member of the group and would not seek to trade him.
According to the insider, “Marcus is having a particularly rough time this season — especially in the games where he hasn’t started even though United didn’t have another striker available.”
“It’s occurred a few times, so he’s worried that Ralf Rangnick just doesn’t like him.”
“However, the club has informed him that the candidates for the manager’s job have assured them that he is a valuable asset to the club — and would still play a significant role in their plans to rebuild.”
“For the time being, Marcus is simply being cool.”
Would fans prefer Rashford to leave Manchester United?
There is no disputing that Rashford is a fantastic talent on his day – he is swift, strong, and very skilled – but his sudden drop in form is now a major issue.
With the Englishman unable to identify his best position and consistently putting up subpar performances, this summer feels like a watershed moment in his career.
United will be aware that Rashford is one of their most marketable players from a business standpoint. He has not only done outstanding work off the field, but he is a homegrown star who is adored by vast segments of the public.
While many supporters will be keen for the attacker to go back to his best, they will also understand that patience, as well as an arm around him, is required.
The United fans are not known for their disdain for players, so expect the number 10 to receive more support than ever in the coming months.
Marcus Rashford is considering his future. He’s concerned about his lack of game time, source close to Man Utd forward tell me – he’s always been professional but he wants clarity. 🔴🏴 #MUFC
His current Manchester United deal runs out in June 2023. pic.twitter.com/nYOvGld4W0
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 7, 2022