There has been a lot of questions asked of Marcus Rashford this season.
I’m of the opinion that we’ve just witnessed Rashford’s worst season – but it was also a campaign that saw few of our players stand up, and I don’t think anyone bar Cristiano Ronaldo deserves a higher rating than 6/10 for their overall performances.
Although, Ronaldo may edge a 7.
I make that point because it seems harsh to single anyone out when so many of them have been appalling from start to finish this term.
Rashford’s future has been the subject of uncertainty since it emerged after United’s defeat to Manchester City that he was weighing up his options ahead of the transfer window.
However, at this point of the season in early March, the players didn’t know who was going to be the next manager, so perhaps Erik ten Hag’s appoint helped change Rashford’s mind.
According to the Telegraph, Rashford has decided he wants to stay at United and is expected to undergo some intense warm weather training in the United States next month as he bids to hit the ground running in order to impress Ten Hag.
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are believed to be keeping an eye on Rashford’s situation in the event other targets do not come available, but it could be too late as the England international plans to rediscover his best form in a United shirt.
I have always been a huge fan of Rashford. Even now as he goes through a difficult spell, I hope that Ten Hag can help build his confidence again because he is too good of a player to give up on.
Rashford missed the first two months of the season after undergoing surgery on a long-standing shoulder problem. At least this summer he will have a pre-season under his belt without international football getting in the way.
However, it didn’t help that Rashford was frozen out of the squad by Ralf Rangnick. He started just four of United’s final 14 games of the season and never had a clear role in the German’s side.
It will be intriguing to see if Ten Hag can get the best out of Rashford.