Sky Sports reports that Marcus Rashford has signed a new contract with Manchester United. The 21-year-old striker is an important part of the Red Devils squad and his new deal will see him stay with the club up to 2023. Rashford’s contract also has an option for United to trigger a further one-year extension. His contract is set to earn him around £200,000 a week. This is great news for the club and its fans because there has been interest from other top clubs in Europe.
The England international striker has been linked to Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid. Rashford is coming off a poor season for the club just like his teammates. He has 45 goals in 170 appearances and has 32 England caps. After months of negotiations a deal could be completed soon. An announcement should come before the season begins in August.
Rashford said: “Manchester United has been everything in my life since I arrived here at the age of seven. This club has shaped me, both as a player and as a person, so it is such a privilege every time I get the opportunity to wear the shirt.
“I want to thank Ole and his staff for everything they have done for me; they are the perfect group of coaches to learn from as I continue my development and look to push on to the next level.
“I will be giving everything I have to help get this club back to where it belongs and deliver the success that our fans deserve.”
His manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Marcus is one of the most talented English players of his generation. He is an outstanding player; blessed with natural pace and energy.
“Marcus is a shining example of the talent that our Academy produces and his upbringing means that he truly understands what it means to play for Manchester United.
“Despite being only 21 years old, Marcus already has great experience. He has a fantastic future ahead of him with the club and I am delighted that he has signed a new contract.”
We need a player like Rashford at the club. He is a young star with boundless potential. He hasn’t even begun to really scratch the surface with his potential greatness. Rashford has had some wonderful performances in the past with United. But with more hard work, perseverance, drive and desire he can be that great striker that we know he can become. He is one of the young players that United will rebuild the squad around.
I am interested to see who will be the new striker that United will bring in once Romelu Lukaku is sold. We may see Rashford in the starting lineup next season with a new striker beside him. Who knows what that new striker could bring to the table. He could be the player along Rashford that can help to ignite the fire back into Manchester United.