MANCHESTER UNITED bosses are hoping to convince Marcus Rashford to stay – and revive his career at Old Trafford.
Rashford’s relationship with the club hit a new low when he was left out of the starting line-up against Leicester.
The England ace missed out despite being the only recognized forward available after Cristiano Ronaldo was out through illness.
Rashford, 24, has considered leaving United because of the lack of confidence interim boss Ralf Rangnick has in him.
Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are all watching the situation.
But with a new boss on the way this summer – Ajax’s Erik ten Hag is the preferred option – United have stressed they still value Rashford despite his torrid season.
United also reassured the forward – who has netted just five club goals this season – that every candidate they spoke to told them in no uncertain terms that Rashford should not be allowed to leave.
A source said: “Marcus has had a really tough time this season – especially in the games he hasn’t started despite United having no other striker available.
“It’s happened a few times so he worries that Ralf Rangnick just doesn’t like him.
“But the club have let him know that those contenders for the manager’s job have told them he is an important asset to the club – and would still play an important part in their plans to rebuild.
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“So Marcus just stay calm now.”
Wayne Rooney has also tried to settle his dispute with ex-United team-mate Ronaldo.
Roo said on Monday Night Football that the star’s return to Old Trafford had not been a success. But Ronaldo then posted “Jealous” on Instagram.
Derby manager Rooney said: “Every player except Lionel Messi is jealous of Cristiano.
“The career he’s had, the trophies he’s won, the money he’s made, his six-pack abs!”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/5077069/man-utd-rashford-stay-leicester/ Man Utd want Rashford to stay and get his career back on track despite relationship with Leicester hitting a new low