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Manchester United may face a substantial financial obligation should Marcus Rashford opt to depart from the team this upcoming summer.

Manchester United might face a substantial payout to Marcus Rashford if he decides to leave the club this summer, with uncertainties surrounding his future amid a less than stellar performance this season.

Rashford’s future at Old Trafford seems uncertain as Manchester United finds themselves in a challenging position in the Premier League, currently managed by Erik ten Hag. The club’s chances of appearing in next season’s Champions League are slim.

Reports suggest that significant changes are on the horizon under Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS, with nearly the entire squad potentially available for transfer. While Rashford was once considered expendable, there is now a likelihood that United would entertain offers for him.

Paris Saint-Germain has emerged as a potential destination for Rashford, especially as they seek a successor to Kylian Mbappe. The Sun indicates that Rashford’s value is around £80 million, a tempting figure for United.

However, Rashford himself has expressed no desire to leave United this summer and intends to resist any attempts to offload him. He recently extended his contract until 2028, with a substantial salary of £325,000, which could complicate matters if a transfer were to happen.

The situation could lead to United having to provide Rashford with a significant pay-off if he decides to move on, especially given his contributions in the past and his market value.

Rashford’s recent performances have faced criticism, with some fans expressing disappointment, particularly during the FA Cup semi-final against Coventry. Despite his injuries and fluctuations in form, Rashford remains a key figure in United’s lineup.

David Ornstein, a prominent football journalist, outlined that United would only consider selling Rashford under two conditions: a substantial offer or Rashford expressing a desire to leave.

The club’s current stance is to support Rashford in regaining his top form rather than actively seeking his departure. Erik ten Hag, United’s manager, has voiced support for Rashford, emphasizing the need for backing and encouragement to help him rediscover his best performances.

However, amidst these discussions, various potential replacements for Rashford have been speculated upon, including players like Donyell Malen, Pedro Neto, Kingsley Coman, Michael Olise, and Athletic Bilbao’s Williams, reflecting the ongoing transfer speculations surrounding Manchester United and their forward lineup.

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