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Ten Hag drops major update on contract talks with Man Utd star

Ryan Smart

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Ten Hag drops major update on contract talks with Man Utd star

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has given an update on the future of Marcus Rashford at the club, with the forward's contract due to expire this summer.

Rashford has been in red hot form for United this season, having scored 22 goals in all competitions.

He has netted four times in his last four games, including a goal in Thursday's 2-2 draw against Barcelona at Camp Nou.

But his contract is up for renewal, although United did trigger a one-year extension to avoid losing him in the summer.


It would be a major blow for the club if Rashford was to depart Old Trafford, as he has developed into a key player under Ten Hag.


The United boss, however, has struck an optimistic tone about the player's future in an interview with Sky Sports ahead of Sunday's clash against Leicester.

Ten Hag opens up on Rashford future


When asked about the status of ongoing contract talks with Rashford ahead of the Leicester fixture, the Dutchman revealed that talks are progressing.

Furthermore, Ten Hag noted how signing Rashford to a new contract is a 'priority' for the club, given the forward's incredible form this term.

The United boss explained: "Rashford's new deal is a priority.

"We are working on it, in the background we're working hard. We have to keep Marcus, of course.


"The first day we met, I told him: 'I want to see your smile!' He's in a happy place now."

Speaking about how Rashford has changed since he took charge last summer, Ten Hag added: "When he's happy, it gives him energy. It gives him a positive mood.

"Then, the goals will come. He has such great skills to finish goals.

"We see [him smile] often. The whole dressing room is in a happy place. There's a lot of confidence and belief in the squad, and that's good."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Erik Ten Hag, Manchester United, Marcus Rashford, Premier League, Leicester City

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