Marcus Rashford 'informs Man Utd of transfer decision' after being left 'unimpressed'

Marcus Rashford has been ‘unimpressed’ by Erik ten Hag. (Image: Getty)

Marcus Rashford has reportedly informed Manchester United that he wants to stay at the club beyond the summer transfer window amid speculation about his future. However, the out-of-sorts winger’s changed stance on Erik ten Hag won’t help the latter’s chances of remaining manager next season.

Ten Hag helped Rashford achieve the best goalscoring record of his career last season, netting 30 times across 56 appearances in all competitions.

His impressive exploits earned him a bumper new contract worth £300,000 a week, which runs until 2028.

However, Rashford has dramatically regressed in a problematic second season for Ten Hag all-round, managing just eight goals in 40 games.

The 26-year-old has made negative headlines with off-field antics, including a Manchester party hours after a 3-0 derby defeat and his Belfast bender the night before missing training due to illness.

With Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS expected to oversee an Old Trafford exodus this summer, Rashford isn’t immune from a potential sale.

The Athletic report that United will consider suitable offers for the misfiring academy graduate if he indicates that he wants to pursue a new challenge.

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Marcus Rashford wants to stay at Man Utd. (Image: Getty)

However, according to HITC, Rashford has told his boyhood club that he intends to stay and fight to rediscover his best form next season.

Despite his continued struggles, Rashford has been a certain starter on the left flank for most of the campaign. He will hope to profit from playing in an improved team after the summer.

It remains to be seen whether Ten Hag will still be at the helm for the 2024/25 season. Ratcliffe and INEOS are expected to decide on his future after the FA Cup final against Manchester City on May 25.

A failure to qualify for the Champions League has proven fatal for previous managers, and United are now confirmed to have missed out on a spot in Europe’s premier competition next term.

But Ten Hag could rescue himself by lifting a second major trophy in as many years after breaking United’s six-year drought with the Carabao Cup in February 2023.

New technical director Jason Wilcox is currently completing a one-month audit to determine Ten Hag’s credentials, including assessing his relationship with his staff and dressing room.

The Manchester Evening News claim that Rashford has grown unimpressed with the 54-year-old coach during a dismal several months.

If the same feeling has spread throughout Carrington, even defeating United’s bitter rivals to lift the famous cup might not be enough to persuade Ratcliffe against making a fresh start.