Erik ten Hag has commented on Marcus Rashford’s future as the 25-year-old is set to enter the final year of his contract next season.
Rashford was originally due to be out of contract this summer but the club exercised their option to extend his deal for an additional season, keeping him at the club until 2024.
Rashford’s future was for from certain at this point last year when he endured his most challenging season at the club but he has resurrected his career under Erik ten Hag and is now in the running to be named the club’s Player of the Season.
The tricky winger has scored 29 goals in all competitions this season and needs just one more goal to become the first Red to score 30 goals in a single campaign since Robin van Persie did so 10 years ago.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s trip to face Bournemouth in the Premier League, Ten Hag was quizzed on Rashford’s future and the Dutchman was adamant that his talisman wants to stay at Old Trafford.
“Marcus wants to stay. We want him to stay. So, I think we will find each other,” Ten Hag is quoted as saying by the official Manchester United website.
“But I don’t talk about the process. I let it go. This [contract process] for me is not important at the moment. Also, for Rashy, not important.
“For him it is [important] to be getting more goals in this season. He is playing a wonderful season. The team is playing a wonderful season. Now, we have to get in the Champions League. We have to focus on that.”
Rashford has missed the last two games through injury and illness but Ten Hag will be hoping to have his main man back for the final two league games and next month’s FA Cup final against Manchester City.
United need one point from their remaining two games to secure Champions League qualification and could cap off a brilliant season by winning their second trophy of the campaign, having already won the Carabao Cup.