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Man Utd could sell Marcus Rashford for £80m next summer amid contract stand-off

Manchester United could be forced to sell Marcus Rashford next summer if the forward refuses to put pen-to-paper on a new long-term contract, The Daily Star report.

The 25-year-old had a disappointing 2021/22 season at the club with just five goals and two assists from 32 outings. However, his fortunes have changed under manager Erik ten Hag.

Rashford has netted eight goals and provided three assists from 19 games for United this term. He has also excelled for England at the World Cup with three goals so far.

The Red Devils star can’t do anything wrong at the moment, but The Star claim that United are still concerned over his future with the lack of progress in contract talks.

Rashford’s current £200,000-a-week deal expires in June 2023, but the club have the option to extend his stay for another year. The clause should be triggered before January 1.

The main concern, however, is the player’s reluctance to pen a new deal. He has yet to accept a £300,000-a-week salary offer and United could be forced to sell him next summer.

The club don’t want to keep Rashford in the final year of his contract. It is reported that they could accept around £80 million for the forward, who is on the radar of Real Madrid.

Man Utd have big decision to make on Rashford’s future

Rashford’s renaissance under Ten Hag this season has been terrific to watch. He is currently playing with plenty of confidence and United must convince him to prolong his stay.

The England international has yet to accept the club’s £300,000-a-week proposal on the table and the onus is on the hierarchy to make an improved offer in the coming months.

If there is no breakthrough in negotiations, the Red Devils should make the big decision to sell him as they would not want another repeat of the Paul Pogba contract saga.

The club had many opportunities to offload the Frenchman for a good fee. He eventually left the club for free last summer. United failed to convince him to renew his contract.

Rashford, who is in the prime of his career, would fetch a very good price in the transfer market, but United will be hoping that he will commit his long-term future to them.

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