As reported by The Sun, Manchester United attack Marcus Rashford is set to delay signing a new contract at Old Trafford.
The 20-year-old hasn’t started for United for over a month and has made just a handful of starts in 2018 so far, with Jose Mourinho turning to the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata instead.
Nonetheless, the club are reported by The Sun to be keen on renewing his contract at the club, even though he has two years left on his current deal, which earns him £70,000-a-week.
The player himself though is less keen to commit at this stage say the paper, with his future in Mourinho’s plans unclear heading into the summer transfer window when more attacking signings could be made, further destabilising his position in the squad.
Rashford is at a criticial stage of his footballing development at just 20 years of age and needs regular football to progress as a player, but he needs to produce on a more consistent basis to be considered one of the first names on the teamsheet.
Mourinho could give him more regular opportunities and perhaps should over the next while to ensure he doesn’t become too disgruntled, but the player also needs to show the character to deliver in big matches on a regular basis, just like he did against Liverpool in March.
Ultimately the onus is on the club to ensure he doesn’t become too unsettled, he’s a massive talent and they must ensure they are able to secure his future.