Erik ten Hag expresses Marcus Rashford plans amid Man United contract negotiations & PSG interest
Despite interest from Paris Saint-Germain last summer, Erik ten Hag believes Manchester United is the best place for Marcus Rashford.
Rashford, 25, is United’s top scorer this season and has blossomed under Ten Hag’s tutelage. He has 17 goals, nine of which have come in his previous nine games.
With only 18 months left on the forward’s contract after United activated his one-year extension late last year, Ten Hag will be looking to lock down his star man to a long-term agreement at Old Trafford.
“I can’t answer,” said Ten Hag when asked about developments with the Englishman’s contract talks. “Of course, it’s confidential, the talks between clubs and players.
“ I think he understands Man United is his club, that’s first, but also, in this environment, in this team, I think he is playing his best football. He’s improving and that’s about him because he’s working on the good things, he’s giving 100 percent energy in it, he has a good plan and I think also in this team he can bring in his qualities.
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“So this team can help him get in the right position to score goals where he’s good at, so also in this team his qualities are coming in front. I think he knows that but definitely he’s important for us and if we want to get the success we want, we need him.”
Rashford has found himself in a prominent offensive role under the Dutchman this season, and he will be crucial for United as they look to break their six-year trophy drought.
However, after their president revealed interest in the United winger in the summer, PSG appears to be a likely destination for the Englishman if he does not renew with The Reds.
“I hope all our players are getting interest from other clubs because it means we’re doing a good job and the team is outperforming, so that is what we are aiming for,” added Ten Hag. “Then I would say this is the best place to be because we want to construct the best team, first in England and then in Europe, and then in the world.”