Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has offered a contract update on free-scoring forward Marcus Rashford amid growing interest from Paris Saint-Germain.
The Dutch manager is adamant the Red Devils are doing everything in their power to extend the 25-year-old’s deal, insisting the Old Trafford homegrown star is ‘happy’ in Manchester.
“Rashford’s new deal is a priority,” he said (via Fabrizio Romano). “We are working on it, in the background – we’re working hard. We have to keep Marcus, of course,”
“First day we met, I told him: I want to see your smile! He’s in a happy place now.”
Rashford’s contract runs out in 2024, but after his rise to stardom under Ten Hag, Man United are hellbent on tying him down to a new long-term deal, particularly in light of PSG’s interest.
The England international has been in scintillating form since club football resumed after the World Cup, getting on the scoresheet in 13 of his 16 appearances after the Qatar showpiece.
Not even Barcelona’s high-performing backline managed to deal with the quicksilver forward as Rashford scored a sublime goal to help the Red Devils secure a 2-2 Europa League draw on Thursday.
His phenomenal showings in the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure have turned him into a fan favourite at Old Trafford, making him indispensable to ten Hag’s set-up.
But the Englishman, previously tracked by Barcelona and Real Madrid, has recently emerged as a genuine transfer target for faltering Ligue 1 giants PSG amid talks linking Neymar with a summer exit.
United cannot afford to lose Rashford as they bid to restore glory days following a decade of suffering, so it’s no wonder they’re putting in a maximum effort to renew his contract.
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