‘Complete nonsense’ Marcus Rashford hits back at ludicrous contract claims amid Manchester United ‘standoff’

The Englishman took to social media to address the reports

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has rubbished rumours that he is holding out for a deal worth in excess of £500,000 per week to remain at Old Trafford as contract talks continue.

The Englishman has been in excellent form this season under Erik ten Hag, marking himself out as one of the best players in the Premier League with 14 goals and 3 assists from the left-wing.

However, his contract remains an issue as it stands, with the 25-year-old out of contract as it stands in 2024 after the club activated a one year extension on his deal.

It has led to plenty of speculation around his future, with reports over the international break claiming that Paris Saint Germain had offered the Manchester man an eyewatering £400,000 per week last summer to make the move to the French capital.

The Athletic have reported that ‘no major steps forward’ have been taken over his future, while the Daily Star add that the attacker is holding out for close to £500,000 per week to put pen to paper at Old Trafford, a deal that would make him among the highest paid players in the Premier League.

However, the Manchester United man has taken to social media to hit back at those claims, branding them ‘nonsense’ before outlining his current contract stance.

“Just before this one starts to do the rounds! It’s complete nonsense”, Rashford wrote on twitter. “The club and make [sic] self have been respectful to one another, and that’s how it will remain. My focus is purely on finishing as well as possible in the league and winning trophies.”

Rashford is currently touch-and-go for Manchester United’s return to Premier League action, when they travel to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle United on Sunday, after withdrawing from international duty with a ‘knock’ picked up in the FA CUp quarter final win over Fulham.

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Ben Browning

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