Man United set to make £100m+ of “pure profit” if they decide to cash in on wayward Arsenal target

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It will be intriguing to watch which way Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his INEOS group take the Old Trafford team given their ability to control what Man United does during the summer transfer window.

In addition to deciding if Erik ten Hag is the right player to lead the team going ahead, Sir Jim and Sir Dave Brailsford will also need to make decisions regarding the futures of other players who are currently on loan.

Kieran Maguire, a football financial expert, has even claimed that United’s Financial Fair Play hopes have been answered by the sale of a single academy product.

With regard to the rumoured targets from Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain, Marcus Rashford would “solve all issues that Manchester United face in respect of Financial Fair Play,” he told Football Insider.

“First of all, they should reasonably be expecting a transfer fee of at least £100 million. Given that he plays in the academy, that would be a clear profit for them.

“Secondly, his salary are costing the club approximately £15 million annually, thus cutting him would help with their wage expenditure.

When those two are combined, the transfer market might see them becoming extremely competitive.

It might be the right time to cash in on the England international given how terribly out of form he has been throughout the 2023–24 campaign—WhoScored reports that he has just five goals and two assists to his name in the Premier League—and not to mention the humiliation the player caused the team with a recent alcohol-fueled binge in Belfast.

Rashford will undoubtedly need to improve his play and start scoring goals in the final 15 games of the season if he wants to avoid becoming a transfer topic come summer, but United’s decision-makers won’t be making any snap decisions.

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