Manchester United: Marcus Rashford won’t be leaving this summer
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford won’t be leaving the club during the summer transfer window, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.
The Lowdown: Rashford United’s star man
The 25-year-old wasn’t at his best last season, only scoring four times in the Premier League, but he has more than made up for his in 2022/23 to date.
Rashford has been one of United’s standout players, if not their best, scoring ten goals in 19 league starts, as well as netting three times for England at the 2022 World Cup.
The attacker’s current Red Devils deal expires at the end of next season, however, leading to concerns over his long-term future at Old Trafford.
The Latest: Not going anywhere
Speaking to Give Me Sport, Jones eased those fears, saying Rashford will be going nowhere in the summer:
“Rashford, there’s just absolutely no way United are going to let Rashford leave at this moment in time.
“To be honest, I don’t think he’ll want to leave, the way things are going at the moment, the way he’s got himself back into form under Ten Hag, I think he appreciates where he’s at and the club are actually giving him licence to thrill, or if you like, he’s getting to play the role that he wants.
“He’s being given new responsibilities, he’s loving it and I just don’t think that this is the time to be looking at a transfer.”
The Verdict: New deal essential
The idea of Rashford leaving United in the near future doesn’t bear thinking about, considering the electric run of form he has found, being hailed as ‘world-class’ by Luke Shaw.
Now 25, he is at a perfect point in his career, with his prime still hopefully ahead of him but also with enough experience to now be a polished, top-quality all-round footballer.
It would be a huge shock, and blow, if the £200,000-a-week Rashford didn’t end up signing a new deal at United, but his lifelong affiliation with the club and rise under Erik ten Hag suggests that that is highly unlikely.
He can go on to become a genuine legend at Old Trafford, adding to his 112 goals and 65 assists, and helping inspire the Red Devils to a new period of post-Sir Alex Ferguson success.