Marcus Rashford’s boosted form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to earn him a new contract that will double his current wages and keep away interest from two of Europe’s elite teams.
Ever since Marcus Rashford scored twice on his debut to help Manchester United overturn an embarrassing Europa League deficit against FC Midtjylland the young striker has been struggling to live up to the hype, that was until recently.
Rashford was arguably never supposed to make his United debut, and certainly not on the fateful Thursday night, but a late injury to Anthony Martial saw him given his first start out of necessity and he took the chance with both feet.
Fast forward three years and under Jose Mourinho there were calls for the 21 year old to move on from Old Trafford, at least on loan, with the idea of him getting first team football as a number nine ever on the wane.
But with Mourinho gone and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager the England international has started to flourish and has bagged himself four goals in six games.
According to the Mirror that form is about to land him a new deal. The newspaper report that United are ready to hand him £150k a week, double his current £75,000 a week deal.
Rashford scored United’s winner against Spurs. Image: PA Images
Rashford’s contract ends in the summer of 2020 and United would have the option to extend that for a year, based on the current wages, but want to tie him down to a longer deal.
The paper report that both Real Madrid and Juventus, as well as some other elite clubs, were looking into signing the 21 year old during Mourinho’s reign and the new deal would put an end to any chances of signing him.
Rashford made a dramatic start to his career. Image: PA Images
Should he start on Saturday against Brighton, and there’s no reason to think that he won’t, then the striker will make his 150th appearance for the Red Devils, since making that famous debut.
His next goal will also equal the most he’s notched in a Premier League season with still so much of the season to go.
Rashford has certainly flourished under former United striker Solskjaer, with a new deal on the table the sky really is the limit.