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Manchester United set Marcus Rashford price tag with Sir Jim Ratcliffe plan explained



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Manchester United have set their price tag for Marcus Rashford this summer as Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s plan surrounding the winger is explained.

Last season, Marcus Rashford blew almost every winger in the Premier League out of the water after the explosive England international recorded a fantastic 40 goal contributions under Erik ten Hag, including 30 goals.

However, this campaign has been the polar opposite. The winger has provided just eight goals and five assists across 40 appearances, looking a shadow of himself at Old Trafford.

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Amid this inconsistent form, new reports have claimed that INEOS are now open to offers for every single first-team player within the squad this summer apart from Rasmus Højlund, Kobbie Mainoo, and Alejandro Garnacho—who are all viewed as “untouchable” this coming summer.

Marcus Rashford, on the other hand, is not classed in the same category as these three young players, instead being among those who would be considered for sale should the right offer come in.

But what is the ‘right offer’?

It is hard to place a true value on Marcus Rashford. As the winger came from the academy, there is no ball-park transfer fee to base his transfer market potential price on – although has his value down as just over £50 million.

Reports last month claimed that Ligue 1 side Paris St. Germain were plotting a potential £75 million bid this coming transfer window to test United’s resolve, although even at the time, it was expected that this would be rejected.

Further reports then explained that United would be looking for a bid of at least £100 million in order to consider a potential transfer, placing this as their minimum price tag for the winger.

Ratcliffe’s plan

On Monday afternoon, Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s plan for Rashford was laid out by The Athletic.

The report from established journalist David Ornstein explains that Ratcliffe and his INEOS team would only consider selling the talented forward if two things happened: a big offer came in, or he actively informed the club that he wanted to leave.

Ornstein further explains that United are not actively looking to move the player on, with the winner still having four more years on his contract – their preference is to keep him.

Ratcliffe’s plan is to work with Rashford to help him back to his scintillating best form from previous years that allowed the club to value him at £100 million.

“I have a lot of sympathy for Rashy. Last year, he had a brilliant season, the best season in his career, 30 goals,” Ten Hag said last week.

“This season, he didn’t give the performances, and then people are very critical. I think we have to back him. Everyone should back him and push him to get back to the levels he was at last year.

“I think he needs support. We all know what he’s capable of. We all have to support but also to push him. He can do better than he is doing this year and we have seen that last year when he was really brilliant.”