- Ralf Rangnick, manager of United, responds to the rumors about a possible departure of the striker due to the lack of minutes
|Rashford will remain at Manchester United until at least June|
Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick has disputed speculation that Marcus Rashford is unhappy at Old Trafford with his lack of playing time and said the striker is committed to turning his losing streak around and getting back to his best.
Rashford scored 21 goals in all competitions last season but has found the net just five times this campaign after returning from shoulder surgery in October.
The England international has found it difficult to get playing time in recent weeks, and his last start in a league game was on 12 February in a 1-1 draw against Southampton.
“I don’t think he didn’t get enough playing time,” Rangnick told reporters Friday. “He has played 13-14 games since I’m here now, he played more games from the beginning than he didn’t play from the beginning,” said the German.
“He told me that he is still happy and that he wants to perform at a high level here for this club. He didn’t mention anything about not being happy here. I don’t think this is a problem and he never said anything about it when we spoke. Also, the window ( of transfers) is closed already. Even if he and his agents or his family think about going to another club, he could not. Well, he can do it, but in the summer.”
United, fifth in the league with 47 points from 28 games, will face Tottenham Hotspur, another of the four main rivals in the Premier League, next Saturday.
The London side are two places behind United on 45 points, but have two games remaining in their quest to finish inside the Champions League qualifying spots.