Erik ten Hag believes Marcus Rashford and Manchester United will ‘meet’ in ongoing talks over the striker’s contract.
Rashford has scored 29 goals in all competitions for his boyhood club this season, his best for United.
Speaking ahead of the visit of Bournemouth on Saturday, Ten Hag was asked to provide an update on talks over the England international’s future.
“I know [it takes time],” he said.
“But I’m not talking about the process, it’s not important for me or Rashy at the moment.
“For him it is to score more goals this season and he is having a good season and the team is having a good season.
“We have to go into the Champions League and focus on that. Marcus wants to stay and we want him to stay, so I think we will meet again.”
Ten Hag also said Rashford, 25, was a doubt for Saturday’s game against the Cherries due to illness, despite returning to training earlier this week after injury kept him out of the home win against Wolves.
Fourth-placed United are one point ahead of Liverpool with one game in hand in the Champions League qualification race, and two wins from their remaining three matches will guarantee the Red Devils a place in the top four.
“I think we have to keep doing what we have all season,” said Ten Hag.
“Improve every day and improve every game and don’t look too far ahead.
“Focusing on the next game is the most important thing.”