Ten Hag urges Rashford to commit future to Man United


Manchester United head coach Erik ten Hag has said that Old Trafford is “the best place” for Marcus Rashford, as the club attempt to sign the forward to a new long-term contract.

The 25-year-old has been in strong form for the Red Devils this season, scoring 17 goals and registering six assists in 28 appearances in all competitions.

Rashford recently had his contract with Man United extended until June 2024, but the club are in discussions with him over a long-term deal to reflect his importance to the side.

Ten Hag has confirmed that contract talks are currently taking place, and the Dutchman has urged the England international to commit his future to the 20-time English champions amid reporters of interest from Paris Saint-Germain.

“Of course it’s confidential, the talks between clubs and players,” Ten Hag told reporters. “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% energy in it, he has a good plan and I think also, in this team, he can bring in his qualities.

“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.

“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.

“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.”

Rashford has scored nine goals and registered three assists in 20 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils this season, including five strikes in his last six league outings.

The forward also netted three times and provided one assist in four Europa League group-stage appearances, while he has also impressed in the EFL Cup and FA Cup this term, scoring five goals and registering two assists across four appearances in the cup competitions.

Rashford has 110 goals and 63 assists in 331 appearances for Man United since making his first-team debut for the Premier League giants in 2015