'He is really important' - Erik Ten Hag addresses rumors around Marcus Rashford transfer

He scored only four goals in 25 appearances (13 starts) in the Premier League and one in five Champions League games last season.

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 13 August 2022 04:56 PM

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Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag recently addressed the transfer rumours surrounding forward Marcus Rashford and expressed that the England international will stay at Old Trafford despite speculation about his future. As per multiple reports, Paris Saint-Germain have contacted Marcus Rashford over the possibility of signing him to bolster their already tantalizing attack. 

“He is really important,” stressed Erik. “You have seen from the first day I'm in [the club], I've been really pleased [with him]. Definitely, I don't want to lose him. He's in our plans and he will stay at Manchester United.”

“I'm happy, I think we're cooperating really well,” he explained. “I cannot tell about any individuals because I cannot talk about players who are under contract with other clubs.” Rashford at 24  has one year left on his contract with an option for another season that the club alone can trigger.

But despite, Rashford being unavailable,  New PSG manager Christophe Galtier addressed that he needed another forward, to add to Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Hugo Ekitike and Pablo Sarabia and that the club is scouting a player who could play wide or as a No. 9.

“We wish the arrival of a new striker,” Galtier said. "With a very busy calendar until Nov. 13, plus the World Cup, obviously we wish this arrival. The club is working very hard. I am in direct contact with [sporting director] Luis Campos on this and he is in direct contact with the management and our president.”

“You mustn't make mistakes, you mustn't do anything, and then there are things that can be done and things that can't. Will this player make it? We have no guarantee on that. I know that the club will not take and pile up a player, it must be a real added value, and the club is working in this direction but whether by the end of the transfer window an offensive player will arrive I cannot confirm it but the club is working hard on this position.”

Rashford has been struggling at Old Trafford for the last 18 months. He scored only four goals in 25 appearances (13 starts) in the Premier League and one in five Champions League games last season.

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