Manchester United are keen to tie down the player on a long term contract.
Since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, things have turned around for Manchester United. Manchester United fans are over the moon after the results and progress under Solskjaer. Solskjaer has been successful in bringing the best out of every United player. The likes of De Gea, Pogba and Matic all have found their golden touch. It seems Manchester United board are worried that the fans will ‘revolt’ if this player leaves Old Trafford.
Manchester United board worried fans will ‘revolt’ if Marcus Rashford is allowed to leave the club. Manchester United are keen to tie Marcus Rashford down to a new long-term deal as the board fear supporters would ‘revolt’ if the striker was allowed to run his contract down. The 21-year-old has 18 months to run on his existing deal at Old Trafford, though the club have the option of extending that by 12 months. Rashford was considering his future at the Theatre of Dreams under Jose Mourinho but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revitalised the forward’s career at the club. It has led to him started in all but two of his 13 games in charge. United have signed the likes of Anthony Martial, Phil Jones and Ashley Young down to new deals in recent weeks and have opened negotiations with Rashford’s representatives too.
The forward has intimated that he is keen to stay at Old Traffod. The club are confident that they’ve made a breakthrough in talks. Rashford could sign a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2025. His pay will also be boosted from around £75,000-a-week to around £180,000-a-week. Solskjaer has ousted Romelu Lukaku as the club’s first choice striker to replace him with Rashford. The England forward has plundered six goals under the Norwegian since mid-December. The England international endured some difficult moments under Jose Mourinho but has been a hugely important player for United since the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker boss.
Rashford’s current contract runs until 2020, although there is an option for a further year. There were reports indicating that Rashford had doubts over his future at Old Trafford while Mourinho was in charge. But it seems the 21-year-old is now much happier. United are eager to tie David De Gea to a new contract. But the goalkeeper isn’t yet ready to commit his long-term future to the club.
With the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid keen to lure Rashford, it’s a huge priority for United to tie down Rashford to a long deal. However, a lot will be dependent on who will be at manager’s seat at Old Trafford next season. If Ole remains in charge Rashford may sign the extension but if new manager comes in and doesn’t like Rashford there may be a twist in tale of the Englishman.