Marcus Rashford 50-50 to stay at Manchester United as transfer dilemma emerges

 Marcus Rashford's future looks set to be a story that dominates the headlines throughout this summer. Manchester United are set for a huge squad rebuild, and that has led to a number of players being made available for transfer.

Rashford has endured a tough year on the pitch, scoring just eight goals for United in all competitions. Having managed 30 the previous campaign, that represents a major drop-off in form.

The forward has been criticised at times for his perceived level of effort and attitude, by pundits and United matchgoers alike, and has come in for some stinging criticism.

In the penultimate game of the Premier League season, and the last one at Old Trafford, Rashford confronted a United supporter who was giving him grief during the warm-up. It was the latest incident in a series of disappointments for the player after his wonderful 2022/23 campaign.

He was omitted from the England Euro 2024 squad by Gareth Southgate, no surprise given his form but a setback for a player who had lit up the World Cup in a Three Lions shirt.

leaving. Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked with a move for the 26-year-old recently, though Rashford has no immediate desire to leave Old Trafford. Instead, he has used his X account - before he took a break from social media - to reaffirm his commitment.

"I plan to rest and reset mentally after a challenging season individually and collectively," he said. "Thanks to the fans that stood by me through a difficult period. To the ones that didn’t just remember at United, we always stick together."

United are looking to strengthen their attack in the summer regardless of who remains, with a forward capable of covering and challenging Hojlund needed, as well as potentially a right winger like Michael Olise. It was noticeable that fans preferred to keep Amad - 88% voting to retain him at the club - more than Rashford, although Antony's time at Old Trafford would be over if it was up to the majority of supporters, with just 17% wanting to keep him.

But the vote does show how fans are split on Rashford. United will have a similar dilemma this summer should a big bid for the player come in.