Marcus Rashford in line for new contract following red-hot run of form
Rashford has scored the most goals of any player in Europe since the World Cup.
Manchester United are said to be preparing a new deal for star forward Marcus Rashford following his incredible run of performances over the past few weeks.
The 25-year-old has been in phenomenal form since returning from the World Cup, having scored eight goals in his last seven games and even matching Dennis Violet’s record of scoring in nine consecutive home games, which has stood for nearly 65 years.
Not only has he already more than tripled his goal contributions from last season but the number 10 looks to have become a real leader in the team, as exhibited by his determination to stay on in the Manchester derby despite injury, before going on to score the winner.
With that in mind and having now entered the final 18 months of his current deal, Marcus Rashford looks set for a new contract. United will no doubt look to both reward his impressive resurgence and, hopefully, tie him down for as long as possible.
The Wythenshawe-born and bred international looks to be heading into the prime years of his career and it seems that he has every faith from manager Erik ten Hag, who has already insisted that he is not going anywhere and is currently ‘one of the best‘ in the world when it comes to his position.
That being said, as per the MEN, Rashford’s deal is expected to be renewed with the club upping his present £200,000-a-week salary, though they are apparently reluctant to break the £300,000 threshold so as not to further mess with the wage structure, as several already earn over this amount.
In fact, recent reports have suggested that ten Hag are set to bring in a new wage cap imminently, ensuring that no existing or future United players can earn over £200k a week — an idea that club legend Gary Neville believes might be a mistake.
Should this new limit on salary be true, it is likely that Rashford’s new contract will see him rewarded and incentivised through other means, such as goals and appearance bonuses.
Judging by his current goal tally, he is well on course to beat his personal best in a season (22) and he doesn’t look to be dropped anytime soon.
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United did trigger the one-year extension option in Rashford’s deal back in December which will keep him at the club until at least 2024, but aside from shooing off other suitors, if there’s anyone that’s deserving of a new deal it’s their current player of the season.
Although an agreement is yet to be reached and negotiations are likely in their early stages, sources say United are comfortable with Rashford’s situation and that both parties want a new contract.
Music to Man United fans’ ears, no doubt.
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