Erik ten Hag has told Marcus Rashford to stay at Manchester United because he wants to make it the best team in the world.
United have failed to win the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 and their last major trophy was the Europa League in 2017.
It is their worst trophy drought in 40 years, but United boss Ten Hag is showing signs of being able to rebuild the club after a positive start to his reign this season.
England striker Rashford has become a key figure in United’s rise to fourth in the Premier League.
After two years of poor form, the 25-year-old has been reinvigorated by Ten Hag and United are hoping he will extend a contract that has 18 months to go.
French giants Paris Saint Germain were linked with Rashford last season but, on the eve of United’s League Cup semi-final first leg at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday, Ten Hag delivered a confident throw to the striker to get him will stay at Old Trafford.
“I think he understands that Man United is his club. That comes first. But also, in this environment, in this team, I think he is playing his best football,” Ten Hag told reporters.
“He’s improving and that’s about him because he’s working on the good things. He’s giving 100 percent energy, he has a good plan and I think he can bring his qualities to this team as well.”
“So this team can help him put himself in the right position and score goals, where he’s good. If we want to get the success we want, we need it.”
Rashford has scored 17 goals in all competitions for United this season and shone for England at the World Cup in Qatar.
Asked about a possible revival of interest from PSG in Rashford, Ten Hag said: “I hope all our players get interest from the clubs because that means we do a good job, the team is coming through, so that’s our objetive.
“So I would say this is the best place to be because we want to build the best team, first in England and then in Europe and then in the world.”