Marcus Rashford admits to leaving Manchester United and discusses Erik ten Hag’s effect.
Marcus Rashford is looking to continue on a career-best season at Manchester United and has shared his thoughts on Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag, who has a new deal at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford has stated that he pondered leaving Manchester United before Erik ten Hag took over the club.
Rashford scored a career-high 30 goals in Ten Hag’s first season in charge, and he signed a new five-year deal earlier this month. It was a different situation last summer, with Rashford coming off an injury-plagued season in which he scored only five goals and his form and confidence at rock bottom.
Rashford, 25, revealed that leaving his boyhood club was a viable option at his lowest point, with his representation having held conversations with Paris St Germain. However, Ten Hag’s arrival made all the difference, as the Dutchman’s man-management helped Rashford have his greatest season at Old Trafford.
When asked if he had ever considered quitting United, Rashford replied: “Before the manager came, maybe a little bit, but it’s football; it happens. Everything happens for a reason, and he arrived in the club at the perfect time for me.
“Now the discourse is a little different because I believe it is apparent that the manager is very ambitious and has been since the moment he took over. I didn’t have much doubt about that.
“I’m hungry to keep developing, for the players and staff to keep improving and getting to know each other, and to push ourselves to be better than we were the previous year. Ultimately, that is the only way we will be able to win trophies on a constant basis.”