Marcus Rashford: Manchester United are confident they will reach an agreement with Marcus Rashford over a new contract that would extend his stay at the club beyond the expiry of the current deal.
Marcus Rashford has been impressive for Manchester United in the 22/23 season, with the England international a key player for manager Erik ten Hag. The English attacker, who endured a rather disappointing 21/22 season, has already scored more goals this season than he managed during the entirety of the previous season.
The 25-year-old has featured in 26 matches across all competitions for the Old Trafford outfit so far this season. He has also racked up 16 goals and amassed five assists for the Red Devils in those appearances.
Marcus Rashford’s contract with Manchester United was due to expire at the end of the 2022/23 season. But the Red Devils triggered a one-year extension option in his contract. That means Rashford’s current deal with Manchester United runs until 2024.
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Manchester United are confident of tying Marcus Rashford down to a new contract
Manchester Evening News report that Manchester United are confident of tying down Marcus Rashford to a new contract.
The report also adds that Marcus Rashford is expected to receive an increase in his £200,000-a-week salary with the new contract. However, Manchester United are reluctant to offer him more than £ 300,000 a week.
Manchester Evening News further report a new deal is not imminent but both parties want a new contract and that the Red Devils’ are comfortable with Marcus Rashford’s situation.
Meanwhile, Manchester United currently sits fourth in the Premier League points table. The Red Devils are now within a point of second-placed Manchester City, who they defeated last week.
Manchester United and Manchester City squared off in a Premier League fixture on Saturday, and the former secured a 2-1 win over the latter. Jack Grealish sent Man City ahead before Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford scored to earn the Red Devils all three points.
Meanwhile, Man Utd are nine points short of Arsenal, who sit atop the Premier League points table. The Old Trafford outfit are also tied on points with third-placed Newcastle United, who have played a game more than the Red Devils have in the English top-flight in the 22/23 season.
Manchester United will take on Crystal Palace in their next Premier League game. Erik ten Hag and co. will then square off with Arsenal in their next game in the English top flight.