How Rashford is using PSG free transfer against Man Utd

Karan Tejwani
Karan Tejwani 13 Sep 2022 09:10 BST 3 min read
Marcus Rashford playing for Manchester United in the Champions League.

Marcus Rashford is in the final year of his contract at Manchester United, and the club are looking to extend his deal to keep him at Old Trafford for the long run.

The 24-year-old has had a great start to the season, providing three goals and two assists in the first six league matches of the season, providing belief he can get his best form back.

Last season was difficult for the England forward as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick struggled to get the best out of him over the course of the campaign.

There were suggestions he was angling for a move away from the club, and over the summer, rumours arose that his representatives had spoken with French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Rashford's agents used PSG

According to some reports, PSG – led by sporting advisor Luis Campos – were admirers of Rashford’s talents and felt they could’ve gotten the best out of it in a different scenery.

PSG have been tracking Rashford’s progress for a long time – ranging all the way back to the time Thomas Tuchel was there – and they wanted to bring him to the Parc des Princes.

However, new reports from Ben Jacobs of CBS Sports suggests that PSG always felt the player’s representatives were using them to get a better contract offer from Manchester United.

The French champions don’t see Rashford as a failed transfer target, instead, it’s one they ignored as they were being used as ‘leverage’ to get the English side to act.

Manchester United have been looking to offer many of their stars a new deal and Rashford is one of them, along with David de Gea, Fred, Diogo Dalot and others.

Rashford has scored in two separate games this season – against Arsenal and Liverpool – while he also provided for Jadon Sancho’s winning goal against Leicester and Antony’s first Manchester United goal against the Gunners.