Date:2nd May 2022 at 12:00pm
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Incoming Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is set to give England internationals Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford a chance to revive their Red Devils careers. 

The pair have both been linked with moves away from the club having failed to impress of late, but the Dutchman is set to give both players the chance to impress.

According to The Sun, Rashford has already been assured that he will be given the opportunity to impress at the start of next season.

Rashford has been a regular for England over the past few years, but missed out on Gareth Southgate’s last squad and will be looking to cement his place once again ahead of the World Cup later this year.

The United academy graduate has made more than 300 appearances for the club since making his debut in 2016, but has been out of form of late having failed to score since the end of January.

The 24-year-old’s string of poor performances had seen him linked with a move away from Manchester this summer, with Arsenal one of the clubs touted as a possible destination, but it now appears that he is set to stay put and fight for his place.

Rashford has five goals in 32 games this season

Lingard, meanwhile, is set to be out of contract this summer and looked likely to put an end to his 22-year stint with the club.

The appointment of Ten Hag has changed this, however, and the Englishman will reportedly consider signing an extension with United if the Dutchman can convince him that he is part of his plans.

The 29-year-old has been out of favour at United since the appointment of previous boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but he did spend a prolific six-months on loan at West Ham United last season.

When he returned to Manchester, he expected to be given the chance to showcase his abilities, but Ralf Rangnick has instead overlooked him.

He may be an outsider to secure a place in Southgate’s squad for Qatar, but the opportunity to put together a run of games at the start of next season would increase his chances significantly.

A source quoted in the report claims that both players have always wanted to stay at Old Trafford, and that the pair are also hopeful of establishing starting spots next term.

 
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