Wed 25 January 2023 | 13:08

Ten Hag: Manchester United is the best place for Rashford

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has urged Marcus Rashford to sign a new contract.


has scored 17 goals in 28 matches and is United's top scorer this season.

Rashford’s contract was set to expire at the end of the season, but

Manchester United

recently triggered a one-year extension clause in his contract.

Ahead of the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Nottingham Forest,

Ten Hag

said he wants Rashford to stay at the Old Trapped to help them become the best team in the world.

"This is the best place to be because we want to construct the best team – first in England, then Europe, then the world,"

said Ten Hag.

"It is confidential, talks between clubs and players, [but] he understands Manchester United is his club and also in this environment, this team, he is playing his best football.

"He is improving, he is giving 100 per cent.

"He can bring his qualities and this team can help him be in the right position to score goals. The team is constructed so that his qualities come to the fore.

"He knows he is important for us and if we want to succeed, we need him."

The Brazilian winger Antony, who joined Manchester United from Ajax in a deal worth €95 million, has struggled to justify his price tag, but Ten Hag insisted that he has no concern about him.

"He is not losing games,"

the Dutchman said.

"He is playing and the team is winning and that already gives a message of how well he is performing.

"He can do better. I see space for improvement, and we want him to be more direct."

source: SportMob

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