After making a stunning start to life in the Manchester United senior squad, Marcus Rashford is reportedly set to be rewarded by the club.
The 18-year-old has scored seven goals in 15 appearances for the first team, and has been widely tipped to become a big part of United’s future success by those inside the club as well as others who have been impressed by his impact thus far.
In turn, it is no surprise to hear that the club are keen to sign him to a new long-term deal, but that will involve a significant pay rise, as reported by The Daily Mail.
Rashford currently earns £1,500-a-week, but he will be in line for a substantial increase to £25,000 before bonuses as part of the new deal.
Dwaine Maynard, Rashford’s older brother, is understood to be taking care of negotiations from the youngster’s side, as he will hope to secure a deal that sufficiently rewards his sibling with a view of him continuing to emerge as an important part of Louis van Gaal’s plans moving forward.
On one side of the argument, it makes perfect sense for United to move now and secure Rashford’s future given that they would have monitored his progress from the youth team to this season before making their decision.
However, the fact that he has been involved in the first team for less than half a season still suggests that it’s a risk at this stage, with the young forward still needing to prove that he can consistently deliver at the top level for an extended period of time.
Nevertheless, if rumours are true, then Rashford will have his future sorted and will in turn be able to fully focus on his development on the pitch moving forward.