Marcus Rashforrd

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has said Marcus Rashforrd is free to leave the club in the summer if he wants to do so. 

The striker’s role at the club has diminished over the months and is said to have been infuriated after he was left out of the squad for the Manchester derby last week.

Rashford has started in two of the last 11 Premier League games and has featured eight of Rangnick’s 17 games in interim charge.

“I spoke with him yesterday and the day before yesterday,” Rangnick said. “So I don’t know anything about [Rashford considering his future]. In my 25 years in professional football, I have decided not to take too much notice of things happening in the media.

“He didn’t say anything to me, he said to me that he is still happy and that he wants to perform on a high level for the club. There was no mention of him not being happy here.

Adding; “But again, the window is closed right now. Even in case, suppose he and his agents or his family at one stage of the summer think about maybe going to another club, well then he can do that – but in the summer. Now the window is closed. It’s got nothing to do with tomorrow’s game or the game on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old is contracted to United until 2023 and the club has the option of an additional year but his future is suddenly uncertain.

Edinson Cavani, Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, and Juan Mata are also all out of contract in June.


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