MANCHESTER — Manchester United will reject any offers for Marcus Rashford in the summer, sources have told ESPN FC.
Recent reports have speculated that Rashford, 20, could look to leave Old Trafford in order to secure more regular first-team football.
However, sources told ESPN FC that United are determined to keep the forward, who made his debut in 2016 after coming through the academy.
Rashford has not always been a regular starter since Jose Mourinho took over from Louis van Gaal and has faced increased competition following the January arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.
However, he has made more appearances than any other player during Mourinho’s reign, featuring in 97 of his 112 games in charge.
Sources said United had not received any formal inquiry about the availability of the England international, who has scored 12 goals in 44 games this season, and their stance is that any approach would be unwelcome.
Rashford signed a four-year contract in 2016 that will keep him at Old Trafford until at least 2020. United also have an option to extend the deal by an additional 12 months.
Rashord, meanwhile, told Inside United he was delighted to top the list of appearance-makers under Mourinho.
“I wasn’t aware of it before I saw it and it’s something to be proud of,” he said. “But we always want more and we always want to show progression individually and as a team, so the numbers don’t really matter as much as the results do to me.”
The Red Devils have a Wembley semifinal against Tottenham to look forward to next weekend and Rashford is determined to go on to win the competition, as well as sealing second spot in the Premier League.
“I think our main focus now is finishing second in the league,” Rashford said . “That’s important for us and winning the FA Cup. If those two things happen, then we’ve took what we can out of the season at this point. They’re the most important things.”
Rashford is all but certain to be in the England squad announced by Gareth Southgate in mid-May, and the forward said he cannot wait to represent his country in a World Cup for the first time.
“The England squad’s quite young, so there’s just a massive bundle of excitement buzzing around,” he said. “Everyone’s excited to just go there and do as best as we can.
“[Gareth Southgate has] brought a massive amount of freedom, especially to the forward players, but it’s within a structure. So, we have a baseline and we know what we’re doing. We know what our individual roles are, and we still need to learn and develop that.
“But yeah, it’s enjoyable playing under him and we just hope for the most success possible, in the World Cup.”
Information from Press Association was used in this report.
Rob is ESPN FC’s Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.