Some Manchester United fans have hit back at the club following reports that the Red Devils are set to hand Marcus Rashford a lucrative new contract.
According to The Telegraph, Manchester United are close to agreeing a new four-year contract with Marcus Rashford, it’s understood that the deal is expected to be worth a whopping £250,000-a-week, the four-year deal is also thought to include an option for United to extend the deal by a further year.
The report highlights that United are hoping to make an announcement on the star’s contract renewal before they fly out to Australia for pre-season on July 8.
Rashford flourished in the opening stages of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign as United boss, the 21-year-old has since managed to establish himself as the club’s first-choice striker over hit-and-miss star Romelu Lukaku.
Check out some reaction to news of Rashford’s massive pay rise:
He’s not worth that.£80000 suits him.Overrated let him leave
— DjAbonito???? (@dj_abonito) June 29, 2019
250k a week for a 21 yr old who’s not scored more than josh king in the PL is an embarrassment
— Qasim (@Qazim85338595) June 29, 2019
Someone please tell me how this man is worth £250k a week when he scores once in a blue moon
— ???? (@utdPxgba) June 29, 2019
You can’t be paying Marcus Rashford 250k. It just doesn’t make sense. He has done nothing to justify such a huge outlay on him. How’s he gonna be motivated to improve when earning that much? That time the needs to improve quite considerably.
— Ara (@Ara_16V) June 29, 2019
Ed smokin again ffs! Wage structure completely destroyed already..now this plus Dave on £350k. 1 step forward……2 steps back. This club is jokes!
— Paul Robinson (@Paul0nBoard) June 29, 2019
Our wage structure is completely broken. Expected nothing less
— Liam (@Liam04905915) June 29, 2019
250k for what? We are in shambles
— Veljko (@VeljkoPopovic87) June 29, 2019
We are finished as a club
— Skillachi (@Skillachi2) June 29, 2019
The club is really dying
— #GlazersOut (@Dhanveer5) June 29, 2019
— Andrew Sensale (@sarly9) June 29, 2019
United have made many poor moves in recent years, but handing Rashford this bumper new deal isn’t really one of them, the Red Devils have had to give in to the talented star’s demands; Ole Gunnar Solskjaer simply can’t afford to lose one of the club’s brightest young talents in recent years on a free transfer.
Also, despite the criticism that Rashford often faces, fans must realise that the England international is a crucial first-team player for the Manchester outfit – United need their key players to stay put as they undergo a major rebuild this summer.