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Erik ten Hag makes ‘Surprise’ Marcus Rashford transfer decision as PSG prepare £75million bid



Erik ten Hag makes ‘Surprise’ Marcus Rashford transfer decision as PSG prepare £75million bid

Paris Saint-Germain have reignited their interest in Marcus Rashford amid his struggles at Manchester United, but Erik ten Hag has cast serious doubt over Sir Jim Ratcliffe and co cashing in

Erik ten Hag strongly doubts that Manchester United would be willing to cash in on Marcus Rashford, who Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to make a £75million bid for.

Rashford, 26, has endured a difficult season like many of his United teammates and there’ve been frequent suggestions that all isn’t well behind the scenes, as new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe prepares to overhaul the squad.

In January, an unsanctioned night out in Belfast led to the England international missing training and he was dropped from the squad for one match.

Despite his poor form after recording a career-best 30 goals last season, PSG are circling and harbour a long-standing interest.

Ten Hag wants to keep him, though, having handed Rashford a new bumper five-year contract worth £250,000 per week last summer.

“We did not re-sign him last season for four [more] years with the intention to sell him now,” the United manager affirmed ahead of Sunday’s grudge FA Cup quarter-final clash with Liverpool. “He should be part of this project.”

Mirror Football reported this week that PSG made a concerted effort to sign Rashford in 2022 following another disappointing season at Old Trafford.

The French champions were prepared to hand the forward a deal worth a whopping £400,000-a-week and have now reignited their interest.

With star man Kylian Mbappe all but certain to be joining Real Madrid this summer, the Parisians want Rashford to replace him.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi confirmed PSG’s interest in late 2022 when the 26-year-old hadn’t yet signed his new contract with United and was on course to become a free agent.

Al-Khelaifi told Sky Sports: “He’s another player that is really amazing. And for free? To have Rashford for free, every club would run after him, definitely.
We’re not hiding it, we spoke before and… interest. But the moment was not a good moment for both sides.”

Rashford recently reaffirmed his commitment to United amid criticism that he isn’t putting enough effort into his goal-shy performances under Ten Hag.

“When I make a mistake, I’ll be the first one to put my hand up and say that I need to do better. But if you ever question my commitment to Man United, that’s when I have to speak up,” he wrote for The Players’ Tribune.

“I grew up here. I have played for this club since I was a boy. My family turned down life-changing money when I was a kid so I could wear this badge. If you start questioning my commitment to this club and my love for football then I’d simply ask you to have a bit more humanity.”

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