– Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford, will forego entering new contract talks with the Red Devils
– The reason for this is that the young striker is not too happy with his game time
– So he is believed to be keeping contract talks pending till he is guaranteed playing time
Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford, will forego entering new contract talks with the Red Devils over growing frustration due to lack of game time.
British media, The Sun, claimed that the striker is not prepared to discuss extending his stay at Old Trafford until he is guaranteed more minutes under Jose Mourinho.
It is believed that Rashford has joined his teammate Anthony Martial, who is reluctant to signing a new five-year contract due to his own concerns about not earning enough starts under the Portuguese boss.
Both Rashford and Martial has fallen down the pecking order in Manchester due to the arrival of Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window, with the duo – who were battling it out for the left wing position – demoted to the bench since the Chilean’s arrival.
Rashford who earns around £70k-a-week, has two years let to run on his current deal and has the option to extend that by another 12 months if he wishes to do so.
However, the Engishman is thought to be unhappy at seeing his number of starts diminish since the turn of the year, and a source close to the club admitted that this – coupled with Mourinho’s summer transfer plans – had thrown the young forward’s future into doubt.
The source said: “Marcus loves it here but there are concerns with what the boss could do this summer.
“Everyone is currently on the same page. This is his club, but you never know what is going to happen. United just have a nagging feeling that if they leave it much later into his present deal, they won’t hold all the cards.
“He is still struggling to make the starting eleven under Jose, so it is likely.”
Manchester United are desperate to keep hold of their academy product and last week reports suggested that they would reject any offers over prising him away from his current home.
It is unclear, however, if Rashford would try and force a move away for fear that his career could stall under Mourinho.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has emerged as a shock target for reigning Premier League champions Chelsea.
Some pundits have even called for England international Rashford to quit United so as to help his progression and further develop his game.
According to the report by Daily Star UK, Chelsea are interested in signing Marcus Rashford from Manchester United at the end of the season.
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