Marcus Rashford 'using PSG transfer' for greater leverage at Man Utd

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford was linked with a move to PSG this summer, though it's understood his agent used interest from the Ligue 1 side to negotiate a new deal for the forward


Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2022 by Dailystar.co.uk

Marcus Rashford 'using PSG transfer' for greater leverage at Man Utd

Marcus Rashford's agent reportedly used interest from PSG to negotiate a better contract for the Manchester United star.

The 24-year-old's future at Old Trafford looked in doubt over the summer following a significant dip in form last season where he only managed five goals in all competitions.

Rashford's body language during the tail-end of the campaign suggested he was keen on a change of scenery, and when PSG started sniffing around few could've really blamed him. Though according to CBS journalist Ben Jacobs, a move to the Parc des Princes was never actually on the cards.

"PSG don't consider Marcus Rashford a 'failed' target. Club always felt that Rashford's agent was using suitors as leverage to take to #MUFC," tweeted Jacobs - who also claimed that PSG's interest in Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva was similarly inconsequential.

Rashford's current contract has less than a year left to run on it, though it's understood United are preparing to offer him a new five-year deal following the strong start he's made to the season.

The England international has scored three league goals so far, all of which have helped United secure vital wins. He netted a double during the club's 3-1 win over Arsenal earlier in the month and another in their 2-1 win over Liverpool.

Speaking to reporters last week, United boss Erik ten Hag said he expected Rashford to extend his contract.

"I see a happy Marcus Rashford. I see some phases in his game we could improve, and we worked really hard the last two-and-a-half months with him on different aspects. He really likes it and wants to transfer it to the pitch," the Dutchman said.

"It starts with happiness. He comes in every day smiling and you want to transfer different aspects of your game."

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