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Erik ten Hag tells Marcus Rashford to stay at Man United and reject chance to join PSG

Ten Hag has told Rashford to reject the chance of a move to PSG and to remain at the club he supported as a boy.

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Marcus Rashford looks like a new player under Erik ten Hag and has rediscovered his spark at Manchester United.

The English forward suddenly has the confidence he was previously lacking and has netted nine league goals since the start of the season. He has become one of the first names on the team sheet for Ten Hag at Old Trafford and has been linked with a move to PSG.

Ten Hag has told Rashford to reject the chance of a move to the French side and to remain at the club he supported as a boy.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi, president of PSG, said last month that he would like to take Rashford to the French capital. United have since triggered a one-year extension to Rashford’s contract and are in talks with him about an even longer deal at the club.

Arsenal's Thomas Partey in action against Manchester United's Marcus Rashford.
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Arsenal's Thomas Partey in action against Manchester United's Marcus Rashford.PETER CZIBORRAAction Images via Reuters

United is “Rashford’s club”

Ten Hag wants top scorer Rashford to stay at Old Trafford and help United return to the top.

“I think he understands Man United is his club, that’s first but also, in this environment, in this team, I think he is playing his best football. He is improving and that is about him because he’s working on the good things. He is giving 100 percent energy and he has a good plan and I think also in this team he can bring his qualities,” Ten Hag said.

“So this team can help him be in the right position and to score goals, which he is good at. This team is constructed that his qualities come to the fore and I think he knows that but, definitely yes, he is important for us and if we want to get the success we want, we need him.

“I hope that all our players can have interest from clubs because that means you do a good job, [that] the team is outperforming so that is what we are aiming for.

“I would say this is the best place to be because we want to construct the best team, first in England, then in Europe then in the world.”

Forest vs United

United’s next match is against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup semi-final at the City Ground on Wednesday night.

The sides will play the second leg at Old Trafford on 1 February.

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