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Man United star “flattered” by European links, but transfer “won’t happen” for key reason



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Although Marcus Rashford will be proud of the links to PSG, the transfer will not happen, according to former Manchester United striker Louis Saha.

Marcus Rashford has been linked with a move to Ligue 1 club Paris St-Germain this summer as they look to find a replacement for forward Kylian Mbappe, who is set to sign for Real Madrid.

They have reportedly identified the Manchester United winger as an option and are said to be thinking of pushing in a £75 million bid this summer to see how United would react.

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Marcus Rashford, of course, is a boyhood fan of the Old Trafford club, having played for them since he was seven years old – and former striker Louis Saha believes that a key reason the transfer won’t happen is that Rashford would only move if he was unhappy at United.

“The only possibility of this happening is if Marcus is upset at Manchester United,” Saha told BetFred. “Maybe Marcus believes he should have been defended better by the club, but if he’s happy, then I can’t see this move happening because he’s a product of the club’s academy.”

Speaking further, Saha explained that he believes the English international will be “flattered” by the interest PSG have shown him across the years.

“He will be flattered by the prospect of PSG because they’re a team that has the potential to win the Champions League and they’re amongst the favourites to win it this season. He will be proud to be linked with this move, but I don’t believe £75 million is anywhere close to what Manchester United would want for him. I don’t think it even comes close to the value of the player when you compare it to other transfers we’ve seen. I don’t think that’s right at all. 

“For me personally, I don’t see this move happening unless there’s something that’s happened behind the scenes. There’s a suggestion that he’s not happy with some of the stick he’s received in recent times, but that comes with the nature of being a very, very talented player that plays for his country and Manchester United.

“He has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders, so you’re going to be scrutinised and be asked to do more than other players. This is something that I don’t think he’s understood fully and that’s why he gets criticised more than other players. 

“Wayne Rooney received the same level of criticism and he’s the best goalscorer in Manchester United’s history, but he showed how strong he was mentally to deal with all the difficult situations he faced. That’s the expectation that Marcus has to remember.”