Man United not expecting Rashford offers in summer – source

Manchester United are not expecting offers for Marcus Rashford, a source has told ESPN, believing that there is no market for the England striker this summer.

United’s financial position means they would consider bids of north of £70 million ($87.8m) for Rashford if they were received, but they are not expecting any team to match that valuation. The club are not actively looking to offload the player, a source told ESPN.

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A source has told ESPN there is a feeling at Old Trafford that only Paris Saint-Germain could meet United’s fee demands and match Rashford’s wage request.

PSG have shown interest in Rashford in the past but United have been made aware that he is not on their list of priorities to replace Kylian Mbappé this summer. Mbappé is expected to join Real Madrid at the end of the season.

Rashford has struggled this season, scoring just eight goals in all competitions, but United would resist attempts to prise him away for a cut-price fee with a source telling ESPN that only reasonable bids will be considered.

Rashford’s departure would boost United’s finances because, as an academy graduate, the fee would represent pure profit on the books and help the club stay within profit and sustainability rules (PSR). United have money to spend in the transfer market this summer but a source has described the finances as “tight.”

Another academy graduate, Mason Greenwood, is expected to depart this summer with the club seeking a permanent deal for the 22-year-old.

Greenwood has scored 10 goals on loan at Getafe this season but it’s unlikely the Spanish team will be able to fund a permanent transfer. United are looking for between £30m and £40m.

A source has told ESPN that, as with Rashford, United will not accept a significantly reduced fee and if the club’s demands are not met, Greenwood could return to Old Trafford.

He has not played for United since January 2022 following his arrest amid allegations surrounding pictures and an audio recording posted online.

All charges against Greenwood were dropped in February 2023 due to “a combination of the withdrawal of key witnesses and new material that came to light meant there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction.”