Manchester United to hand Marcus Rashford pay rise before end of the season

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Last month, it was revealed by The Sun that Marcus Rashford currently earns a modest £500-a-week at Manchester United.

However, that’s all set to change for the talented teenager, according to the same British newspaper.

With a hugely impressive five goals in his first eight first-team appearances for the Red Devils, Rashford is set to bag himself a £15,000-a-week deal slightly earlier than planned.


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United had initially been expected to hand the 18-year-old a pay increase at the end of the season, but those plans have now been brought forward following his winning goal in the Manchester derby against City last weekend.

Rashford scored the only goal of the game at the Etihad Stadium, beating the static Martin Demichelis for pace before slotting past Joe Hart.

This was Rashford’s first goal since his brace against Arsenal on February 28. Three days earlier, making his debut for the Premier League giants, the Manchester-born centre-forward scored twice against Midtjylland in the Europa League.

Should Rashford go to Euro 2016?

Talk that Rashford will be called up to the England squad for this summer’s European Championships in France has intensified over the past few days.

However, not everyone believes it would be in the youngster’s best interests to go to a major international tournament so early in his professional career.

Ian Wright says no

“I think that Marcus Rashford, playing for Manchester United, and to get in their first-team and make the impact he has done. That is world news simply because of his age,” former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright was quoted as telling The Sun this week.

“But we’ve got enough forwards at the moment. Let Marcus Rashford develop.

“He is already at a big club and he seems to be able to deal with the pressure. But we should let him develop, let him deal with the pressures of England at his age group. Then, when the time is right, he can come into the squad.

“I really hope that people don’t start talking him up for getting into the squad.

“Even if people get injured, we should learn from the past.”

Wright fears that Rashford could follow the same path of Theo Walcott, who was included in England’s squad for the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany, if called up by Roy Hodgson this summer.

Rashford could have a Michael Owen-esque impact

However, others feel that Rashford - with his pace and eye for goal - could be a dangerous weapon for the Three Lions this summer, similar to how Michael Owen was at a similar age back in 1998.

Much could depend on what happens between now and the end of the season.

If Rashford keeps scoring important goals, the clamour for Hodgson to include the Man United ace in his final squad will continue to grow.

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