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Man Utd: No Hope in Signing "Next" Rashford- Ten Hag has Improvised Well During Squad Crisis

Manchester United have completely blown off their chance to sign young prodigy Joao Pedro who recently extended his contract with Watford for five more years. Last summer, he was on the lips of many Premier League scouts particularly those of Newcastle United and Manchester United who believed that he could continue Rashford’s legacy at Old Trafford. Unfortunately for the Brazilian, neither club made the real effort in getting the deal over the line.

In truth, Joao Pedro had higher chances of joining Newcastle United last season but unfortunately never actually got to sign the contract. Manchester United only inquired about his services but Ten Hag had reservations about signing such a young striker to lead the offensive line of a big club such as Manchester United. Despite their close call to get the deal over the line, Newcastle United withdrew from the race and instead opted to sign Alexander Isak.

Screenshot: Joao Pedro has extended his contract at Watford for five more years

Marcus Rashford at Manchester United has proven to be more than enough in the offensive front for Manchester United. If Joao Pedro was given the chance to play on the tip of Manchester United’s offensive line, I doubt he would have made the same impact Rashford- has so far made this season. Pedro is a uniquely talented player, but he is not yet ready to take on the big stage with big clubs.

Erik Ten Hag on the touchline issuing instructions to players. (Image: Courtesy of Google)

Marcus Rashford has proven to be a real attacking menace for Utd…

As mentioned earlier, Rashford has been a different attacking breed altogether this season. His goal returns have been satisfactory despite Ten Hag playing him in an atypical position. His new role in the #9 position has occasioned the exclusion of Cristiano Ronaldo from the starting eleven but that is quite understandable to the Portuguese striker who has been playing constantly in the Europa League. 

Marcus Rashford is action. (Image: Courtesy of Google)

Marcus Rashford has to be protected by all costs this season. He has not been offered a new contract by Manchester United, yet his contract with the club expires at the end of the season. PSG were very close to signing him last summer, but after Ten Hag’s reassurances, he decided to focus more on fighting for a place in the starting eleven. Let’s hope PSG won’t knock again with a bigger offer next summer.

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