Marcus Rashford vows to to ‘fight for his place’ at Man United… with the forward determined to ‘come back strong’ after a disappointing campaign at Old Trafford

  • Marcus Rashford is reportedly determined to return to form for Man United
  • The 26-year-old struggled last season and was left out of England’s Euros squad
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Marcus Rashford is reportedly determined to fight for his place at Man United, despite having previously being linked with a move away from the club.

Coming off the back of his most prolific campaign to date at club level in 2022-23, Rashford failed to maintain his goalscoring form in the recent season. 

Across 43 appearances in all competitions the 26-year-old managed just eight goals, with reports of his behaviour off the pitch only further damaging his reputation at the club.

Reports towards the end of the season claimed PSG had earmarked Rashford as a potential replacement for their departing talisman Kylian Mbappe, having previously made attempts to sign the England international.

However, Rashford is said to be determined to stay at Old Trafford this summer and acknowledged that his performances fell below par in Erik ten Hag’s second season at the club.

Marcus Rashford is determined to fight for his place after a difficult season with Man United

Rashford's future at his boyhood club looked to be in doubt but he is keen to prove himself

Rashford’s future at his boyhood club looked to be in doubt but he is keen to prove himself

The 26-year-old was left out of Gareth Southgate's England squad for Euro 2024 in Germany

The 26-year-old was left out of Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2024 in Germany

‘Marcus knows one thing with Ten Hag and that is that he really rates him,’ a source close to the player told The Sun.

‘He knows he’s underperformed big time but has been telling his friends that he’s coming back strong next season.

‘He knows a new manager could have come in and got rid of him. He doesn’t want to go anywhere and wants to get back to his best.’

Rashford’s poor club form last season also saw him left out of Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2024.

The decision marked the first time Rashford had missed a major tournament for the Three Lions in his senior career, having featured in Roy Hodgson’s squad at the 2016 Euros in France aged just 18.

The source added that the omission from Southgate’s provisional squad came as a surprise to the United star.

‘Marcus knew his position within Gareth’s Euros squad was at risk as he has struggled this season, but he was really shocked to not even make the 33. He thought he had enough credit in the bank.’

England have so far failed to live up to their pre-tournament billing in Germany despite currently sitting top of Group C.

Marcus Rashford's (right) brother and agent, Dwaine Maynard (left), took to social media to aim a thinly-veiled dig at Gareth Southgate, moments after England's insipid draw with Denmark

Maynard appears to have cryptically claimed that Rashford could have 'made the difference' for England against Denmark

Marcus Rashford’s brother and agent, Dwaine Maynard (left), took to social media to aim a thinly-veiled dig at Southgate, moments after England’s insipid draw with Denmark 

Southgate’s tactics have come under heavy criticism with his side struggling to create chances, and Rashford’s brother and agent, Dwaine Maynard, took to social media to claim Rashford could have been England’s attacking impetus.

After a drab draw with Denmark on Thursday Maynard posted on his Instagram story: ‘It’s hard to sit and watch when you honestly believe your man could make a difference!’ 

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