With just 18 months left on his current deal, Manchester United are confident that they can tie Marcus Rashford down to a new long-term contract.
As reported by the Manchester Evening News, contract renewal discussions between Rashford and the club have been continuing for a while and there is great confidence from all parties that the 25-year-old will put pen to paper in the coming weeks.
There is an expectation that the forward will receive a large increase from his £200,000 salary at the club but those inside the club are reluctant to break the £300,000 barrier with division in the squad wanting to be avoided.
There are currently two players at the club who earn in excess of £300,000 and that is Casemiro and David De Gea although the latter’s new deal is expected to be slashed in terms of his weekly salary.
In December of 2022, United triggered the option to extend the forward’s current deal by a further year in an attempt to fight off any interest from European clubs.
As the Manchester Evening News report, there is not an imminent expectation for a deal to be agreed but United are comfortable with Rashford’s position and all roads lead to United’s talisman signing a new long-term deal at Old Trafford.
Discussions between Rashford’s counterparts and the club have been ongoing for quite some time and his current form has strengthened his position within the negotiations. The forward became the first United player to score in nine consecutive home games since Dennis Viollet in the late 1950s.
The 25-year-old is enduring his best spell of form at the club and has registered 22 goal contributions in 26 appearances this season. His form sees United sitting fourth in the table and just one point back from rivals Manchester City.
During the 2021/22 season, Rashford netted just five times all season which shows the impact that Erik Ten Hag has had upon the man from Wythenshawe and the Dutchman deserves huge credit for the improvement in the Englishman’s game.
United prepare to take on Crystal Palace tomorrow and Rashford will be hoping to find the net again and keep up his record of scoring in every game since the World Cup restart.