Erik ten Hag insists he is "relaxed" about Marcus Rashford's future, despite the fact that talks over a contract extension for Manchester United's man of the moment have yet to bear fruit.
Given Rashford's remarkable renaissance this term – the 25-year-old has scored a career-high 28 goals in all competitions and revived his England career – it's no wonder that United are determined to tie him down to a new deal.
Rashford's current contract expires at the end of next season, but his manager isn't worried about the uncertain situation.
"No, it is not a concern for me. I don't want to give a comment on the process because I don't think it will support the process – but I'm quire relaxed."
Replying to a since-deleted tweet from Daily Star chief sports writer Jeremy Cross, Rashford said:
"Just before this one starts to do the rounds! It's complete nonsense. The club and [myself] 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."
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Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for The Analyst and When Saturday Comes, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...