MARCUS RASHFORD may have his head turned away from Manchester United, club legend Lee Sharpe has fearfully claimed.
Paris Saint-Germain could renew their interest in Rashford following reports that Kylian Mbappe will leave this summer.
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The United forward has been on PSG’s radar for some time.
He even negotiated with the club prior to signing a new contract at Old Trafford last year – although discussions were allegedly used as leverage.
However, Rashford’s switch to PSG could be back on, amid his poor form this season, having scored a career-best 30 goals last term.
The 26-year-old phoned in sick to training and has since been fined two weeks’ wages worth £650,000 and dropped from the squad for one match.
But now club hero Lee Sharpe is worried that Rashford’s heart might be elsewhere.
Sharpe told Lucky Block: “I think only Marcus Rashford knows what’s going on with his United career.
“It’s difficult for him because he’s ‘Mr Manchester United’ at the moment, but his performances this season compared to last year are like chalk and cheese.
“He needs to want to help his team and try and reach those levels of last season; if he isn’t, then he may have had his head turned.
“There may be something on the inside that we don’t know about which is making him that 4-5 per cent unhappier at the club.
“In which case, he needs to leave and be replaced by someone who is 100 per cent behind the team and the manager. Only Marcus Rashford can really answer that question.”
PSG are in the market for a new attacker following reports that Mbappe, 25, will depart at the end of the season.
The sensational Frenchman is set to join Real Madrid once his contract expires in the summer.
Los Blancos are supposedly confident they can get the deal done as Mbappe is open to reducing his £62million-a-year wages.
He is set to earn more than Jude Bellingham’s entire transfer fee with his Madrid signing-on bonus.
It’s also understood Mbappe rejected at least one world-record £259m offer from Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia.
Rashford’s stats this season