Man Utd could make Erik ten Hag look silly after Marcus Rashford comments

Erik ten Hag recently insisted that Marcus Rashford will not leave United in the summer (Image: GETTY)

Erik ten Hag could be left red-faced by his Manchester United superiors if his comments on Marcus Rashford come back to haunt him. The Red Devils forward has been linked with a potential move away from Old Trafford despite being tied down until the summer of 2028.

Rashford signed a long-term contract extension last year, putting a swift end to the possibility of a move to Paris Saint-Germain. The French giants were said to have been weighing up a bid for Rashford at the time, but nothing materialised and he ended up staying in Manchester.

However, it has been reported that PSG could revive their interest in Rashford this summer with Kylian Mbappe set to join Real Madrid on a free transfer. It seems United will be prepared to listen to offers for the 26-year-old, with The Telegraph reporting that a large number of players could leave Old Trafford.

It is said that although United will not be actively looking to sell Rashford, they are willing to give ‘genuine consideration’ to any credible offers for his signature. It suggests that Ten Hag could be made to look silly if Rashford does leave after passionately insisting last month that he was not for sale under any circumstances.

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It has been reported that United will be open to credible offers for Rashford (Image: GETTY)

Quizzed on the possibility of Rashford joining PSG ahead of next season, the United boss replied: “We did not sign him [to a new contract] last season for four years with the intention to sell him now. He should be part of this project, so it is not a subject we talk about.”

It remains to be seen if Rashford will be among the players sold by United this summer after enduring a turbulent season on the pitch. He has scored just seven Premier League goals for the Red Devils, which is not a return that he will be pleased with at the end of the campaign.

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The report states that only three United players will be off limits for interested clubs when the bidding opens, with Kobbie Mainoo among them. The young midfielder has excelled since making the step up to senior level and looks set to be rewarded with a place in the England squad for this summer’s Euros.

Alejandro Garnacho and Rasmus Hojlund will also not be sold by United this summer due to them being seen as integral to the club’s future plans. However, all other first-team players will reportedly be fair game and only time will tell if Rashford will be among those to depart Old Trafford.