The two conditions required for Man Utd to sell Marcus Rashford - report

  • Man Utd only consider three players as untouchable for summer transfer window
  • Marcus Rashford in danger of being sold as part of rebuild
  • Club will only part ways with England forward on two conditions
Rashford could leave Man Utd
Rashford could leave Man Utd / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Manchester United would only contemplate selling Marcus Rashford should he tell the club he wants a move and if a 'substantial' bid comes in, according to a report.

Rashford has struggled to sustain a fine run of form during the 2023/24 season, registering only eight goals and five assists in 40 games for the Red Devils.

Multiple reports on Monday revealed United are open to letting Rashford go as part of the club's summer rebuild plans, with Kobbie Mainoo, Alejandro Garnacho and Rasmus Hojlund the only players they regard as off-limits.

Rashford, therefore, could be sold, but The Athletic claim this would depend on two variables coming to fruition at the same time.

United would have to receive a seismic offer for the forward, and he would also have to ask to leave the club in order for that bid to be considered.

The preference on United's end is to keep Rashford and help him rediscover his form from the 2022/23 season in which he tallied a career-best 30 goals and 10 assists in 56 games.

90min revealed earlier this year that Paris Saint-Germain have included Rashford on a four-player shortlist of potential replacements for Kylian Mbappe. Rashford took meetings with PSG in 2022 and 2023 but felt he was using their interest as leverage to earn a new contract with United, eventually penning a deal worth £325,000-a-week last summer.

Marcus Rashford, Erik ten Hag
Ten Hag has stood by Rashford / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

United manager Erik ten Hag has been publicly supportive of Rashford, who recently hit out at abuse he has received this season.

"I have a lot of sympathy for Rashy," Ten Hag said ahead of Saturday's 1-1 draw with Burnley. "Last year, he had a brilliant season, the best season in his career, 30 goals.

"This season he didn't give the performances and then people are very critical. I think we have to back him. Everyone should back him and push him to get back to the levels he was at last year.

"I think he needs support. We all know what he's capable of. We all have to support but also to push him. He can do better than he is doing this year and we have seen that last year when he was really brilliant."