What an incredible year it’s been for Marcus Rashford. Over the course of six months, the 18-year-old has risen from an unknown youth player to a Manchester United striker second only to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Even with Louis van Gaal after his Old Trafford exit and a summer of excessive spending, Rashford remains an integral part of the United squad.
Such importance hasn’t been ignored by the powers that be in Manchester either. It appears that after a blockbuster 2016, the Red Devils are keen to secure his future with a bumper new contract oozing economical gains.
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February 25 marked Rashford’s Manchester United debut and since scoring twice against Midtjylland that night, he hasn’t looked back.
A brace versus Arsenal on his first Premier League outing and a winner on his Manchester derby bow saw his rise reach unprecedented levels. The 18-year-old even took it upon himself to relegate Aston Villa with a superb finish.
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If that wasn’t enough, Rashord scored within minutes of his England debut and made his way to Euro 2016. Despite having just a few seconds to prove himself, he was one of the Three Lions’ shining lights in an otherwise disastrous campaign.
Furthermore, the Englishman has proven he isn’t a one trick pony with a strong start to this season. A dramatic winner against Hull City has typified his impact and importance despite Ibrahimovic’s arrival.
Therefore, despite having signed a new deal just this summer, Rashford could be putting pen to paper once again at Old Trafford.
According to The Sun, the Red Devils are poised to offer a blockbuster £50,000-a-week contract to their striking sensation. If this monetary value is true, it will make Rashford the highest paid teen in world football alongside Bayern Munich’s Renato Sanches.
Clearly this summer’s contract wasn’t enough to satisfy Jose Mourinho and the United hierarchy who are desperate to secure his future. For many supporters, it will be a refreshing site to the see the club focusing so much on a young player.
Who can blame them though? Given Rashford’s fairytale rise, the 18-year-old will likely attract prominent transfer interest and United want to hang onto him.
After all, Ibrahimovic isn’t a long-term investment and the club can’t afford another Falcao. In offering this new contract they’re buying into the future and a player with an uncanny goal scoring nous.
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