What Marcus Rashford has told his teammates has caused panic at Man Utd

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It's been difficult for Manchester United fans to put their finger on Marcus Rashford's season.

On the one hand, it's seen the young Englishman shake off his bout of second season syndrome under Jose Mourinho and progress at Old Trafford.

Rashford has accumulated 55 appearances, scoring 14 goals and providing six assists.

Whereas on the other hand, there have been doubts over Rashford's long-term future at the club with Alexis Sanchez's arrival increasing competition and limiting starts.

Some pundits have even suggested that the 20-year-old should leave United in search of greater game-time.

Rashford worried at Man Utd

As recently as Thursday, former United striker Teddy Sheringham insisted: "‘I said at the start of the season about Marcus Rashford that he needs to play games.

"He needs to learn now, he’s an unbelievable talent for me, and he needs to be playing in a first-team somewhere."

It's certainly worrying for United fans that have eagerly tracked his progress at the club and there has been a development on the matter that carries both good and bad news for supporters.

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Rashford 'down in the dumps'

The Mirror reported on Saturday night that Rashford has been telling his Old Trafford pals some worrying things about his time at United.

Rashford has informed some of his teammates that: 'he's down in the dumps with his reduced role at the club since the arrival of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.'

Those close to the 20-year-old have insisted that he's become disillusioned at his prospects going into next season.

In fact, Rashford's concerns have been so vocal that the club have reacted and not in the way you'd first expect.

United readying new contract in response 

The club are believed to be panicked by Rashford's worries and, as a result, are readying a new deal to try and secure his future. Senior officials are reportedly desperate to ensure the youngster enters next season content.

The Red Devils are ready to table a new contract after the World Cup that would see the Englishman's wage rise to £100,000-a-week.

That's all well and good but does it solve the Rashford question?

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While a new contract won't calm his perturbations over game-time, it would show to Rashford that the club believes he has a long-term future there and are willing to give him a pay rise to prove it.

However, it must be wondered whether his patience will run thin if Mourinho remains inconsistent with his plans for the winger.

United fans will simply have to hope that the club sit down and sort things out with their young star.

But whatever happens this summer, it's clear that all isn't well with Rashford at Old Trafford.

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