Rangnick claims Rashford is happy despite playing less


Manchester United coach Ralf Rangnick has denied suggestions that Marcus Rashford is unhappy with his lack of playing time.

The German tactician claims that Rashford is committed to getting up and finding his best form again.

Rashford was considered to have had his best form at Manchester United last season when he scored 21 goals in all competitions. However, he has only managed to score five goals this season after returning from shoulder surgery in October last year.

The England striker has struggled to get playing time in recent weeks. Rashford last started when United were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton on 12 February.

“I don’t think he has enough playing time,” Rangnick said at a press conference ahead of Saturday’s match against Tottenham Hotspur.

“He’s played 13-14 games since I’m here now, he’s played more games as a starter.”

“He told me he was still happy and he wanted to perform at a high level here for the club. He didn’t say he wasn’t happy here. I don’t think this is a problem and he never said anything about it when we spoke.”

“The (transfer) market is closed now. Even if he and his agent or his family are thinking of going to another club, he can do it but in the summer.”

The Red Devils currently sit fifth in the league with 47 points from 28 matches. They host Tottenham Hotspur in a clash for the top four in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Londoners are two places behind United on 45 points, but have played two games fewer. (OL-8)