Fresh report cools Marcus Rashford exit talk at Man Utd

Date published: Wednesday 15th February 2017 9:31

Marcus Rashford: Happy at Old Trafford

Marcus Rashford is ‘not considering his future’ and will sign the new contract on offer to him at Manchester United, claims a report.

The 19-year-old striker has failed to nail down a regular first-team place at Old Trafford this season, with his brilliant progress last term held up, in no small part, by the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

And with Ibrahimovic in talks about extending his stay having triggered a clause in his initial one-year deal at Manchester United, reports in The Times reckon that Rashford was considering asking to leave the club should the club sew up the signing of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.

However, the Daily Mirror understands that Rashford is committed to the Red Devils and isn’t considering his future in any way.

And Jose Mourinho showered Rashford with praise before the weekend’s fixtures, saying: “He said something the other day that made me really happy.

“He says he is learning so much in the technical meetings and training sessions so I think his future will be brilliant. His present is good and we need him.

“I’m always happy with Marcus Rashford’s contribution. He is one of those players that when he is on the pitch he tries when he always gives something.

“I know that last season under no pressure, last season in front of the goal, the goal was bigger. I know this season the expectations are higher, the pressure is higher and the goal is smaller.

“He is missing some chances he’s not scoring as many goals as he could because he gets lots of playing time on the pitch.

“But it is absolutely natural in the second year after a season of explosion, then the expectation and everything changes. He is not anymore the surprise kid, the player everyone respects that everyone knows and everyone knows the qualities.

“It is normal he is in this period of transition where he is still a kid but not the new kid in town anymore.”

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