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What was said about Marcus Rashford as INEOS only consider THREE Manchester United players untouchable



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INEOS are reportedly open to offers for every single one of Manchester United’s first-team squad this summer apart from three starlets in a bid to raise funds.

Manchester United are set to make wholesale changes to their first-team squad this summer, with many of those currently under Erik ten Hag‘s helm possibly leaving Old Trafford.

This does not come as much of a surprise with INEOS working under a limited budget during the upcoming summer window due to profit and sustainability restraints.

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Previous reports have stated that United have around £100 million to spend in the coming transfer window before they must start raising cash through player sales, and if the latest reports are to be believed, there could be a huge outflux from the squad.

A new report from The Telegraph stated that Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his team are now prepared to listen to offers for almost the entire squad this summer, adopting an “ultra-flexible approach.”

Only three will stay

The report from James Ducker, who has long been a reliable source of information, explains that only three players are exempt from a possible departure: Rasmus Højlund, Kobbie Mainoo, and Alejandro Garnacho.

The young trio have been a sparkling light during a very poor club campaign this season, with Mainoo and Garnacho proving themselves to be elite prospects to graduate from the Carrington Academy in the last 18 months.

Højlund has had a mixed first season at the club, arriving for around £72 million from Atalanta during the 2023 summer transfer window. He is the club’s top scorer with 14 goals this season, but multiple scoring droughts and injuries have disrupted his flow.

What about Marcus Rashford?

The Telegraph report contained a big talking point about Marcus Rashford. Rashford, who has previously been considered an untouchable player, could now leave.

“It is understood United would give genuine consideration to a credible offer for the struggling England striker, particularly if he indicated a desire to pursue a fresh challenge,” Ducker explained in the report.

Continuing, he explained: “United could be willing to have conversations with interested parties, for example, over Rashford should any offers arrive that warrant serious discussion.”

However, it was also noted that a big issue surrounding Rashford’s potential departure is his current wage package. His current deal sees him earn around £ 325,000 a week at Old Trafford, and not many clubs in world football could either afford or be willing to pay such a salary for a player who has underperformed this season.

There have been talks of Ligue 1 club Paris St. Germain expressing interest in the English international and were reportedly willing to test United’s resolve with a £75 million bid, but there has been little movement on the rumoured move in the last month.