Marcus Rashford is among the options to replace Kylian Mbappe at Paris Saint-Germain, with Manchester United facing a striker exodus.
Marcus Rashford has 18 months left on his contract with Manchester United, and he is contemplating his options ahead of the summer transfer season.
According to sources, Rashford has made no decisions and is just focused on restoring top form in order to reclaim his place at Old Trafford. Nonetheless, the academy graduate’s future at United is far from guaranteed, with the club desperate to prevent losing him on a free transfer.
Rashford hasn’t started a Premier League game since February 12, when he faced Southampton.
The club will appoint a new manager ahead of next season, and Rashford’s decision on his future could be influenced by who succeeds Ralf Rangnick.
Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of PSG and one of the front-runners for the United post, is a tremendous supporter of Rashford.
According to Sportsmail, PSG looked into signing the 24-year-old last summer, but United were adamant about not allowing him to go.
The Ligue 1 club is keeping an eye on Rashford as a possible successor for Mbappe, who is poised to leave France when his contract expires at the end of the season.
If Pochettino succeeds Rangnick, there’s a good chance the Argentine will try to keep Rashford, who may be persuaded to pledge his future to the club if Pochettino succeeds him.
Ronaldo’s future is also in jeopardy after he missed the Manchester derby due to a hip flexor injury, according to Rangnick.
Katia Aveiro, the player’s sister, liked a social media post suggesting that the Portugal star was fully healthy and had been kept out versus City because Rangnick wanted to play more defensively.
Ronaldo added to the drama by opting to go to Portugal rather than see his teammates play.
The club wants to keep Ronaldo for the second year of his contract, but there are growing doubts among the Old Trafford leadership that he can be persuaded to stay, especially if United does not qualify for the Champions League.
Finding a top team prepared to match Ronaldo’s £500,000-per-week pay will be difficult for him and his agent Jorge Mendes.
Cavani was also absent from the Etihad, despite Rangnick’s announcement on Friday that the Uruguay striker was ready to return to the squad after a month out due to a groin injury.
Cavani has only made seven appearances this season and is expected to depart in the summer.
After joining Sevilla on loan in January, it is believed that Martial has little desire to stay.
The Englishman would love to leave Old Trafford permanently, but he is under contract until 2025 and could face opposition from United if the club believes it cannot afford to lose another striker.
Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Donny van de Beek, Eric Bailly, Dean Henderson, Nemanja Matic, and Phil Jones are all possible departures for United this summer.