Marcus Rashford ‘holds off on talks over new deal amid fears Manchester United are not heading in the right direction under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’
- Marcus Rashford has stalled talks of signing a new deal at Manchester United
- The striker is concerned about the club’s direction under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- United want Rashford to agree to a new two-year extension to his current deal
Marcus Rashford has delayed talks over signing a new contract after citing fears over Manchester United’s progress under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The United striker will now ‘assess’ United’s intent on pushing forward this summer before committing to discussions about his future.
The club are keen for the England international to extend his current deal for another two seasons and explored the possibility of opening up talks with him recently.
Marcus Rashford’s unsure Man United are moving right direction under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
However, according to The Sun, Rashford has informed the club he does not want to enter negotiations due to his concerns over the club’s ambitions.
It has also been claimed that Rashford’s belief in Solskjaer’s capabilities has dwindled over the past couple of months following United’s failure to make the top four.
The 21-year-old wants to be playing in the Champions League in the near future and Solskjaer understands investment is required in the summer if United are improve on their sixth-placed finish last season.
The striker has delayed talks of signing a new deal because of his fear over club’s progress
Solskjaer is expected to oversee a mass overhaul next month as he looks to rid his squad of the dead wood and rebuild it with exciting young players.
Rashford is seen as a vital cog in Solskjaer’s plans but United are currently at risk of slipping into the same problematic situation they find themselves in with David de Gea, whose contract talks remain at an impasse.
The Spaniard only has one year left on his deal and Paris Saint-Germain are expected to pile the pressure on United to sell by submitting on offer this summer.
Rashford’s contract expires at the end of next season but the club have an option to extend that by a year, which they will trigger if they cannot agree on a new deal.
United are also currently at an impasse in talks over extending David de Gea’s contract