Marcus Rashford comments on his Man Utd future speak volumes amid Arsenal 'secret meeting'

Marcus Rashford could leave Manchester United this summer as Arsenal look to reinforce their attacking options ahead of the 2024/25 season.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Man United have not dismissed the possibility of allowing Rashford to leave after his relationship deteriorated with manager Erik ten Hag last season. The 26-year-old is due to report for pre-season training on Monday and talks could be held with now sporting director Dan Ashworth.

The report adds there has been a possible adjustment to the player's representation. The MEN understands Rashford's brother, Dwaine Maynard, has held discussions with an agency to potentially assist managing the United forward.

The news comes after Rashford reportedly met Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta earlier this year to talk about his future. According to AFCCamden on X in May, the Gunners head coach met with the England international, with the prospect of the 26-year-old moving to Emirates Stadium among the topics discussed. The account suggests there is interest from both sides but it "remains to be seen how willing United would be to sell" to Arsenal.

Rashford did not have the best of seasons last campaign, scoring eight goals in 43 appearances for the Red Devils. Rashford signed a new contract with United last summer, a deal until 2028 worth £325,000-per-week, so any possible move away from Old Trafford will not come cheap.

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Interestingly, Rashford has previously hinted that he wants to stay at Manchester United for his entire career. Speaking to Goal in 2020, he said: "For me, I never look beyond Manchester United.

"As a kid I never looked beyond Manchester United. In my mind it wouldn't sit right for me to be pulling on another shirt. I just want to do my best for the club while I'm here. Long term hopefully.

"All the good things that have happened this year have come from Manchester United giving me an opportunity as a kid. I don't just remember the last year or the last five years.

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"I'm talking about when nobody in my family drove and I had to get to training and United had people to come and take me to the training ground and take me back home when I was six, seven, eight, nine. The times they put me into accommodation when my mum was struggling at home, when I was 11 and I was there up until 16/17.

"It is a lot deeper than what people see sometimes. I think people see some of the stuff that has been happening since I've been in the first team but the bond that I have with United is much greater than these last five years and it will forever be greater than probably my actual career because they are the reason I have become a footballer, they have given me the opportunity to express myself and to find out I had talent in football."