Marcus Rashford ‘REJECTS interest from Spurs and commits to new era under Erik ten Hag at Manchester United’, as the forward chooses to fight for the Dutchman’s favour after only 13 Premier League starts last season
- Spurs have been rebuffed by forward Marcus Rashford, according to reports
- The 24-year-old is reportedly keen to stay at Old Trafford and fight for his spot
- He endured a torrid spell last campaign, managing only 13 Premier League starts
- The winger’s contract expires next summer but he is ‘not keen on a move away’
- Tottenham have prioritised recruiting defensive improvements this summer
- They are linked with Inter Milan’s Alessandro Bastoni and Villarreal’s Pau Torres
Tottenham have been snubbed in their efforts to sign Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, according to reports.
The 24-year-old endured a torrid season at Old Trafford, managing just four goals and two assists in the Premier League across the campaign, but Spurs are reportedly keen to sign him in the hope he rediscovers lost form.
With one year left on Rashford’s contract, the Red Devils may have been tempted to cash in on the winger now rather than risk losing him later on a free transfer – a fate the club ultimately accepted with Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard this summer.
Marcus Rashford has reportedly rebuffed Spurs’ attempts to sign him from the Red Devils
He is keen to be part of Erik ten Hag’s new formula at Old Trafford, according to reports
However, Rashford has informed Manchester United that he would prefer to fight for his place in the new Erik ten Hag regime than join Tottenham, according to The Times.
The new Dutch boss has taken over the reins following a season of turmoil at Old Trafford, which saw the Red Devils finish sixth in the Premier League and concede club-record high of 57 goals across the campaign.
Rashford was also deemed surplus to requirements on many occasions, recording his lowest appearances total at the club (25) since 2015-16.
Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni is reportedly wanted by Antonio Conte in defence
Only 13 of these caps came from the first whistle, with the rest occurring off the substitutes’ bench.
Ten Hag, who is reportedly on holiday, will team up with his new troops on June 27 as the United squad returns to full training.
Rashford will be eager to send a message to his new boss with hard work on the training ground, as he looks for a fresh start away from last season.
Spurs are primarily targeting improvements in defence this summer, eager to sign Alessandro Bastoni and Pau Torres at the left-side of Antonio Conte’s back three system.
Both clubs are also monitoring the progress of former Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen, having each sent scouts to watch Denmark’s 2-1 win against Austria on Monday.