Man Utd to offer Marcus Rashford mega new contract as Real Madrid and Barcelona circle



Posted Saturday, December 19, 2020 by Express.co.uk

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is set to be rewarded with a bumper new contract.

Manchester United will enter contract talks with Marcus Rashford in early 2021 in an attempt to secure his long-term future at Old Trafford. Rashford's current contract at United runs until 2023, with the option of a further 12 months. But with some of Europe's top clubs showing an interest, the Red Devils are keen to reward the England international with a mega new deal.

Rashford is United's top scorer this season with 12 goals in all competitions, as well as four assists.

His importance to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was showcased with his brace in Thursday's 3-2 win at struggling Sheffield United.

Rashford has also seen his profile off the pitch rocket in recent months, following his charity work to prevent school kids from going hungry which earned him an MBE in October.

And United are set to reward the 23-year-old for his on-field performances with a new five-year contract worth around £300,000 a week, according to the Daily Star.

Man Utd to offer Marcus Rashford mega new contract as Real Madrid and Barcelona circle
Man Utd news: Marcus Rashford will be offered a bumper new new contract by Manchester United (Image: GETTY)

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are all named as clubs interested in signing Rashford.

Rashford is also set to be a key figure for England at next summer's European Championships.

So United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is keen to tie him down to a new deal before his stock rises even further.

Rashford has scored 79 goals in 234 appearances in all competitions for United since making his debut in 2016.

He has helped Solskjaer's side move within five points of Premier League leaders Liverpool with a game in hand.

United have won each of their six away matches in the league this season but have won just one at Old Trafford.

And Rashford says home form must pick up in order to mount a serious title challenge.

"It sounds simple, the difficulty is doing it, it’s something we have to put right, we have to perform better at home, pick up more points," Rashford told Amazon Prime Video.

"We take it one game at a time and try to pick up points.

"It’s early in the season, there’s a lot of football to be played, there will be ups and downs for everyone, we need to find consistency at home and we’ll see where we are at the end of the season.

"We have the potential to rotate a lot and that type of free-flowing football is what we enjoy.

"We have to do as well as we can with the team the manager picks, that's our job as players."

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