Marcus Rashford has voiced his disapproval on social media over what he calls ‘malicious rumours’ that suggest he might be leaving Manchester United.
The forward, who was Manchester United’s leading scorer last season with a tally of 30 goals, has seen a stark contrast in form this season, finding the back of the net only once.
His absence from the team in Saturday’s narrow victory over Fulham, which Manchester United claimed was due to injury, raised eyebrows especially following some negative press.
Rashford’s recent activities, including celebrations for his birthday, became a subject of media scrutiny after Manchester United’s disappointing 3-0 defeat in the derby.
On X (the platform previously known as Twitter), Rashford addressed the speculations head-on, urging for the cessation of ‘malicious rumours’ after a post from “The United Stand” hinted at his possible exit.
This response comes just months after he put pen to paper on a lucrative five-year deal in July, at a reported wage of £325,000 per week.
The 26-year-old striker’s current goal drought extended to 10 club matches, and he was not available to attempt breaking that spell in the recent fixture at Craven Cottage.
Manchester United could have used Rashford’s prowess, as it was Bruno Fernandes who eventually secured the win with an injury-time goal.
The win at Fulham provided a sigh of relief for the club amidst a tough run, having faced 3-0 defeats in both the Premier League against Manchester City and in the Carabao Cup against Newcastle.
While Rashford did manage to score for England in a 3-1 win over Italy in October, his last goal for Manchester United dates back to a September loss against Arsenal.