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Erik Ten Hag and Sir Jim Ratcliffe have ‘huge concern’ with Rashford at Man Utd as potential replacement revealed for January transfer



Erik Ten Hag and Sir Jim Ratcliffe have ‘huge concern’ with Rashford at Man Utd as potential replacement revealed for January transfer

Manchester United now have a ‘major problem’ with Marcus Rashford, amid claims that Erik ten Hag and Sir Jim Ratcliffe will need a ‘big fix’ to resolve the current issue, transfer insider Dean Jones revealed to GIVEMESPORT.

The England international has struggled for consistent performances so far this season, with Rashford’s form mirroring a wider problem at Old Trafford itself.

Rashford was the go-to man for ten Hag last season, but with the goals having dried up, there are some questions surrounding his worthiness of a place in the side.

And with just a matter of months until the European Championships kick off in Germany, the Manchester-born star faces a race against time to prove his worth not only to ten Hag, but to England manager Gareth Southgate as well.

Rashford woes continue as Man United situation worsens
To call Rashford’s start to the season a bad one would be an understatement. As the Man United circus continues off the pitch, clown shows on the field from the likes of Rashford and some of his United teammates have made for a concerning start to the season.

On the brink of being eliminated from the Champions League at the group stage, United have already been knocked out of the League Cup at the hands of Newcastle United and face an uphill battle to finish inside the top four positions in the Premier League too.

Their final outing before the international break highlighted the unsustainability of their performances, with the Red Devils relying on a second-half Victor Lindelof goal to give them the three points against relegation candidate Luton Town.

And it’s the fact Rashford – who registered just two shots during the Luton game – isn’t finding the net himself which is providing worries for the United faithful.

Rashford’s numbers simply not good enough so far this season
Coming off the back of one of his most productive seasons ever, Rashford netted 30 goals in 56 appearances across all competitions for United during the 2022/23 campaign and was rightly rewarded for his contributions.

The academy product was handed a new bumper contract, which is reportedly worth a whopping £300,000 per week.

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford in action with Galatasaray’s Sacha Boey
Yet so far this season that hasn’t proved value for money, with Rashford having netted just one goal in the Premier League this term.

Averaging a league goal once every 450 minutes – or in other words once every five matches – it’s clear there is a problem developing for ten Hag and Co.

Dean Jones update – Marcus Rashford
Recognizing attention is currently on the fixes INEOS CEO Ratcliffe will bring to Old Trafford, transfer insider Jones admitted United’s biggest issue could be resolving the Rashford problem.

Hinting that Rashford is currently far from the devastating attacker he can at times be, the reliable reporter criticised his performance level so far this season:

“I think he seems as far away as ever from top form to be honest with you. I mean, there are a couple of flashes of good moments but you’d like to think Rashford is still going to be capable of that no matter what.

This is an elite level footballer we’re talking about, so that shouldn’t really come as any surprise.

“I think we’re still seeing body language that isn’t particularly encouraging. We’re still not seeing any goals and it’s a huge concern that Rashford has fallen this far away from where he was across the season because he was the guy that had been relying on for goals as Rasmus Hojlund was finding his feet, and that just hasn’t happened at all.

So Erik ten Hag in terms of big fixes, I know everybody’s going to be looking at Ratcliffe after the International break, but this Rashford issue continues to become a major problem.”

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