Marcus Rashford told to leave Manchester United as club chiefs mocks player transfer chances


Manchester United have two games still to play but Sir Jim Ratcliffe has a number of decisions to make ahead of the summer.

The first will be a call on Erik ten Hag’s future, which may already be set no matter how the FA Cupfinal goes. A deal for Newcastle sporting director Dan Ashworth will meanwhile hope to be struck with the Magpies chief still on gardening leave.

It’s also set to be a busy transfer window, which will be impacted by if United earn European football for next season. But MEN Sport understands that just four players are exempt from sales with Rasmus Hojlund, Alejandro Garnacho, Kobbie Mainoo and Andre Onana off limits.

That means United will consider offers for several senior players including Bruno Fernandes, Lisandro Martinez and Marcus Rashford.

Rashford told to secure transfer exit

Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan says Rashford ought to leave United for both the sake of the club and himself. After last year’s 30-goal haul, the attacker has scored just eight times this season.

The attacker was seen taking issue with a United supporter ahead of Wednesday’s 3-2 win over Newcastle, in which he started the game on the bench. Some sections of the fanbase are disgruntled with the 26-year-old.

As well as his poor showings, the player was seen partying after October’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City and was talked to by Ten Hag after a boozy night in Belfast in January. “I think he’s done,” Jordan said on the Three Up Front podcast.

“The problem with Marcus Rashford now is that well has been polluted, I think he has to move on as much for himself as potentially for Manchester United.” Rashford penned a new five-year deal with United last July.

MEN Sport’s Isaac Johnson says:“Despite his lack of form, Rashford’s exit would cause more problems than solutions. Unless a truly irresistible opportunity arrives, it would seem premature to let him go considering the current attacking options.

“Last season, he became the first United player in a decade to score 30 goals in a season and that shouldn’t be forgotten. A poor season, yes, but Rashford is not a poor player.

“It’s more likely that he exits due to his own wish, which is a possibility if Paris Saint-Germain come calling, asking him to be Kylian Mbappe’s successor. Now, that would be a hard opportunity for the player to turn down.”

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