Despite his poor relationship with Manchester United, the club’s administration is keen for Marcus Rashford to stay at Old Trafford, according to sources.
Since returning from shoulder surgery, Rashford, 24, has had a difficult season, scoring just five goals in 27 appearances. The England international has fallen down Ralf Rangnick’s pecking order as a result of his poor play, and he has only started one of United’s previous six Premier League games.
Despite being the only striker available, his relationship with the caretaker manager hit rock bottom when he was kept out of the starting line-up for last Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Leicester. Rangnick deployed Bruno Fernandes as a false-nine in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani as the Red Devils struggled to a fortuitous point.
Rashford has considering leaving Manchester United, where he has been since he was seven years old, in the wake of the rebuff, according to The Sun, while PSG, Atletico Madrid, and Barcelona maintain a close eye on his situation. However, with a new manager on the way, club officials are alleged to have stated that they still regard the player as a part of their future.
At the end of the season, Erik ten Hag is anticipated to be named the club’s new permanent manager, and the chance of working under a new coach could persuade Rashford to stay. According to the allegation, every candidate for the position was warned that the academy graduate should not be permitted to go.
Rashford’s contract expires in just over a year, but he has the option to extend it for another season. There is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding United’s offensive strategy ahead of a pivotal summer.
When the market opens, Ten Hag is expected to receive major financial backing, and the priority will be to recruit a new centre-forward as well as two central midfielders. Tottenham striker Harry Kane is on United’s radar, and he is having a typical productive season, despite a poor start in the league.
The 28-year-old Three Lions skipper has 22 goals in all competitions, including seven in his previous eight Premier League games. Darwin Nunez of Benfica, who has 28 goals this season for the Portuguese giants, is also a target.
The 22-year-old scored in Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday night. United was reportedly one of many Premier League and European clubs that sent scouts to observe Nunez play against the Reds.