Manchester United have been a hot topic of conversation ever since they lost in the derby on Sunday afternoon, taking a 4-1 thrashing from local rivals Man City in a performance that Ralf Rangnick will be hoping to forget, but the repercussions of his in-game management that day could be the last straw for one player at Old Trafford.
Early on Monday morning, Fabrizio Romano told his seven million Twitter followers that Marcus Rashford is considering his future at Manchester United, and has since followed up with a further development and potential outcome for the 24-year-old.
Romano tweeted late on Monday night: “Paris Saint-Germain had Marcus Rashford name in their list as option [not the only one] to replace Kylian Mbappé last summer in case of deal agreed with Real Madrid. #PSG”
“No new/fresh contacts with PSG as of now – Rashford is considering his future and it will take time.”
The ongoing speculation surrounding the number of United players who have been reportedly interested in leaving the club this summer will surely leave supporters gutted, as they may not yet qualify for the 2022/23 Champions League after sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November last year.
The fans’ gloom could be especially heightened if a player like Rashford, who has come through the United youth academy and has been one of their own since he first kicked a ball, moves on to pastures new. He has become a household name on and off the pitch, and it would be no surprise if the departure of such a player would sting for the fans.
Rashford has scored 93 goals and provided 58 assists for his team-mates in 295 appearances since he made his senior debut in 2016, which is roughly equal to a goal involvement in every other game he has played (1.9) for the Red Devils.
To not only lose a player who is a homegrown, local talent, but who has also been a consistently effective attacking threat for his team over the last six years, would be a huge mistake, and one which the Glazers, Ralf Rangnick and the new manager who comes in this summer may live to regret.