Manchester United are not planning to sell Marcus Rashford this summer.
We already had that update from ESPN this morning, but now Erik ten Hag has responded to rumours about interest from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Reports on Thursday claimed PSG had set their sights on Rashford as a preferred target to bolster their attack, which already consists of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Lionel Messi, and Mauro Icardi. And, on a further note, it’s worth adding that they lost Argentina international Angel di Maria along with Arnaud Kalimuendo.
However, Ten Hag did not entertain suggestions that Rashford could be on his way out of United. He will also be aware that United have the option to extend the player’s contract by a further year, giving the club more room to negotiate in the future.
Speaking at his press conference, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News, Ten Hag told reporters: “He’s a really important player, you have seen from the first day I’m here, I’m really happy with him, I don’t want to lose him, he’s definitely in our plans at Manchester United.”
Selling Rashford makes no sense at the moment
At 24, do we really want to just give up on Rashford after his most difficult season to date?
I certainly don’t but United should assess this situation again in 12-months and they would be right to.
Let’s not forget how Rashford found his best form under former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, scoring 43 goals for the club in two seasons (2019/20 & 2020/21).
Hopefully, the England international can rediscover his form under Ten Hag.