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Marcus Rashford to make staying at Manchester under Erik ten Hag his priority amid PSG interest

Ataas Sheekhuna

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Marcus Rashford to make staying at Manchester under Erik ten Hag his priority amid PSG interest

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Paris Saint Germain have been in contact with the entourage of Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford.

This does not come as much of a surprise to many, as it was widely reported that Rashford was a target for the French club should Kylian Mbappe have left this summer.

Although there does seem to be interest in the move from the player’s side, it has now been reported that his priority is to stay.

According to Chris Wheeler and Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail, Rashford is happy at Manchester United and wants to continue at the club.

Despite the interest from the French giants, Rashford has prioritised staying at Old Trafford, with this stance reiterated to United chiefs throughout the summer.

Marcus Rashford against Atletico Madrid. (Man Utd)
Marcus Rashford against Atletico Madrid. (Man Utd)

This statement of intent by Rashford comes amidst his camp meeting with PSG representatives in Paris for talks following the French club manager Christophe Galtier’s statements.

Galtier confirmed recently that they were in the market for a new striker.

“We want another striker to come in," he said in a recent press conference.

"With a busy schedule, we want arrivals. The club is working, I am in direct contact with Luis Campos. Luis is in direct contact with our president.

"We must not make any mistakes. Will this player arrive? We don’t know. It has to be a real plus.” 

Galtier and the club view Rashford’s quality and versatility as ideal for their forward line and hope to relaunch the United No.10’s career after his poor showing of 4 goals in 25 league games last season.

Marcus Rashford playing against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. (Alamy)
Marcus Rashford playing against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. (Alamy)

Rashford’s contract ends in 2023 and whilst United do have the option to trigger an extension for a further year, these recent talks between Rashford and PSG do seem to be the start of a developing situation surrounding the English international as he enters the final year of his contract.

United are relaxed by the interest in their academy graduate due to Rashford reiterating his priority to stay, however whether PSG materialises their interest in the forward with a formal offer is yet to be seen.

Rashford is thought to feature highly in the plans of new manager Erik ten Hag, so it is thought to be unlikely that United would consider letting him leave.

The Red Devils are still looking to add to the frontline with PSV’s Cody Gakpo thought to be a target.

Manchester United’s football director John Murtough is due to fly to Turin on Friday to hold talks with Adrien Rabiot after United and Juventus agreed a fee of around £15 million for the player.

Frenkie de Jong is still a target for the club despite the move for Rabiot, with Erik ten Hag keen to bolster his midfield options for the 2022/23 season.

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Meanwhile, it was announced on Tuesday evening that Michael Knighton, former Manchester United director, is creating a consortium to launch a hostile bid to buy the club from the Glazer family amid fan unrest.

Topics: Marcus Rashford, Manchester United, Manchester United Transfer News & Rumours, Paris Saint-Germain, Erik Ten Hag

Ataas Sheekhuna
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