Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford may decide to leave at the end of the season but has told Ralf Rangnick he is “still happy” at Old Trafford, the interim manager said.
Rangnick says he is working to get the best out of the 24-year-old England international, although reports suggest that Rashford may want to leave the club he was injured in all his career.
He was reportedly unhappy after being left out of the starting line-up for United’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester City last weekend.
After scoring two goals in three Premier League campaigns in a row, Rashford has scored just four goals in 18 games in the campaign and has seen only 867 minutes of game time on England’s top flight.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s game against United and four other top Tottenham players, Rangnick, who had previously asked the striker to run his training camp, emphasized that Rashford had said nothing about seeking action.
“I spoke to him yesterday [Thursday] and before yesterday,” the 63-year-old said, according to several UK newspapers. “I don’t know anything about that.
“He did not say anything to me, he said to me he is still happy and wants to do at a higher level in the team.
“The window is closed right now. If he and his agents or his family in another summer class are thinking of going to another club, then he can do that, but in the summer.
“Now the window is closed. It has nothing to do with tomorrow’s game or Tuesday’s game [against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League].”
Despite leaving Rashford on the defeat list last Sunday, even in the absence of both Edinson Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo, Rangnick insists he is very much in tune with the young player who has met once and wishes to help him grow.
“I love Marcus as an actor,” he said. “I have had a few in the past in previous teams where they have had problems sometimes, but it is our job to help him, to find the best Marcus Rashford he can be.
“This is my job right now, and I put all my energy and time into that to achieve that.”
Prior to their match against Spurs, United did not win in their last three matches in all competitions, recording two victories and a draw. They have not gone too far without winning since they played six games without a win in September and October 2019.