Man Utd ‘ready to rip up Marcus Rashford contract’ as INEOS get ruthless | Football | Sport

Manchester United are open to offloading Marcus Rashford this summer as Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS prepare to take a ruthless approach to their rebuild, according to reports. Not many, if any, United players or staff are entirely safe ahead of a significant shake-up with the view of hauling the club out of its 11-year-long rut since Sir Alex Ferguson’s 2013 retirement.

Ratcliffe has made it clear that the primary goal of his £1.3billion investment into the club is to support its rise to the summit of world, European and English football once more.

And he has stressed that while fans will need patience, he doesn’t intend to oversee another decade of mediocrity, labelling it a three-year plan.

That’s not a great deal of time when you consider where United currently are and the position of rivals Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal.

The word “disruptive” has regularly been used to describe how Ratcliffe and INEOS plan to go about their business now they control all football operations at Old Trafford.

So, big change is coming, and fast. With that, there will be further eye-catching decisions made, and even United’s poster boy isn’t considered untouchable.

According to HITC, United want to sign at least a striker, central midfielder and right-sided centre-back this summer.

But they will rely on player sales to boost the budget, especially if Erik ten Hag fails to secure Champions League qualification.

It’s claimed that Harry Kane is still viewed as an ideal target despite evading United last summer when he joined Bayern Munich from Tottenham Hotspur.

The England captain turns 31 in July but is showing no sign of slowing down, netting a sensational 27 goals in 23 Bundesliga games this season and 31 goals in as many outings in all competitions.

Any audacious swoop for Kane may require space being freed up on the wage bill, though, and Rashford isn’t said to be immune from a potential exit.

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