ERIK TEN HAG says he knows why Marcus Rashford has not signed a new contract.
But the Manchester United boss would not reveal the reason as the Red Devils’ talisman enters the final year of his current deal at the end of this season.
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The club has been trying for six months without success to get Rashford to put pen to paper on a new five-year, £300,000-a-week contract.
But SunSport understands the 25-year-old forward is waiting to see what potential new owners of the club would offer him.
Asked why there has been a delay, Ten Hag said: “I know but I don’t talk about the process. Let the process go.
“Once again, this is not important at the moment for me or Rashy.
For him, it is to get more goals this season and he is playing a wonderful season — and the team is playing a wonderful season.
“We have to get into the Champions League and focus on that.
“Marcus wants to stay and we want him to stay, so I think we will find each other.”
Rashford is United’s top scorer this campaign with a career-best 29 goals.
He missed last weekend’s 2-0 win against Wolves with injury.
But he was set to return for Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth having trained all week up to yesterday when he became a doubt again because of illness.
United go into the match one point clear of fifth-placed Liverpool, with a game in hand.