Erik ten Hag allays Marcus Rashford exit fears and explains Manchester United extension delay
Posted by  badge Boss on May 21, 2023 - 02:14AM
The club’s top scorer is out of contract in the summer of 2024 (Picture: Getty)

is convinced will remain at beyond next year and says contract negotiations will ramp up once the season has concluded.

The 25-year-old has enjoyed an excellent campaign this season, particularly following the , and leads the club’s scoring charts with 16 goals in 33 appearances, as well as laying on five assists.

Rashford is out of contract in the summer of 2024 and talks over a new deal have been going on for some time now without a resolution, with clubs like Paris Saint-Germain starting to circle.

But Ten Hag is confident his top scorer will not be going anywhere and has suggested the situation will be addressed as soon as the season is over.

Asked about the England international’s future, Ten Hag replied: ‘Marcus wants to stay. We want him to stay. So, I think we will find each other.’

Probed on why it is taking so long for an agreement to be reached, he explained: ‘So let the process, let it go. Once again, this moment for me is not important.

‘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 enjoyed an excellent campaign (Picture: Getty)

Rashford is a doubt for United’s clash with Bournemouth on Saturday after picking up an illness just days after returning from injury.

Speaking about both the forward and Scott McTominay, Ten Hag said: ‘We are really happy at them returning to the training ground, they both did well.

‘This morning Marcus reported ill. We have to see how he will recover during the day and tomorrow. Of course, we hope he will be there so just wait and we will see. And Scott, yeah if the final training goes well, he will join the squad. I will select him.’

In other news at United, the club confirmed on Friday that Phil Jones would be leaving after 12 years when his contract expires at the end of the season, with the latter years completely disrupted by injury.

When asked if he’d actually seen the defender train, the Dutchman explained: ‘Yes, 20 minutes, first training of the year!

‘He has had a great career, what he achieved. Winning the Premier League, winning the FA Cup, winning Europa League, being present at two World Cups. Massive career at Man United. All the credits for his career.’


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