Marcus Rashford set for new Manchester United contract

It has been reported over the past few days that Manchester United are about to open talks with in-form striker Marcus Rashford over a new contract following his impressive run of form under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskaer at Old Trafford.

Marcus Rashford, who will be out of contract in summer 2020, has hit 6 goals in just 10 games under Ole and in recent weeks has firmly staked his claim to be the club’s first choice striker for years to come, especially those betting on the first goalscorer here during the game, with some fantastic odds around the internet. United do have an option to extend Rashford’s current deal by a year, but are looking to tie up his long-term future and ensure his best years are played at Old Trafford.

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The England international has been targeted by Real Madrid following his upturn in form, but Rashford is reported by the ​Telegraph to see his future with his boyhood club.

​Manchester United are hopeful that the likes of Rashford and Anthony Martial – who himself signed a new five-year contract last week to put speculation over his future to bed – are going to form the base for a world-class attacking unit for the future.

Rashford, keen to sign, is already speaking to the club about the terms and would stand to see his wages doubled to somewhere in the region of £150,000-a-week plus bonuses when the new contract is confirmed.

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Following ​Martial’s signature, United appear keen to tie down a number of first team players to take the team forward in the next few years. As well as ​Rashford, goalkeeper David de Gea is perhaps the most high-profile player currently in negotiations, as his deal expires at the end of next season.

Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and David De Gea are reportedly next on the list for contract extensions at Manchester United.

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By Kevin T

Kevin Thatcher is a freelance journalist who's work has featured in various national and international publications, including Mail Online & The Mirror. Kevin has been a Manchester United season ticket holder in South Stand for many years, and writes for RedMancunian to combine both his love for writing, and club.