Manchester United has begun fresh contract negotiations for Marcus Rashford, and the club is optimistic that it will secure a five-year agreement from him.
Marcus Rashford, a standout attacker for Manchester United and an England international, is in the best shape of his career under manager Erik ten Hag.
The recent activation of a one-year extension clause in the England international’s existing contract by Manchester United means that his current Old Trafford contract is now extended through the summer of 2024.
The team is currently trying to reach an agreement with Rashford that would tie him to the Red Devils through his early 30s.
Rashford, 25, is anticipated to see his £200k weekly compensation increase, although the club is unwilling to go over the £300k threshold for any contracts in order to reduce the pay gap among their ranks and make their expenses more manageable.
United’s stance on pay has shifted in the aftermath of the disastrous high-dollar contracts given to Cristiano Ronaldo and Alexis Sanchez.
While David De Gea’s 2019 contract called for him to earn a stunning £375k per week, that amount was reduced by 25% this season after the club failed to qualify for the Champions League.
United are reportedly starting contract talks with Rashford’s representative, his brother Dwaine Maynard, in the hopes of reaching an agreement.
Since the World Cup, where he scored three goals for England, Rashford has netted eight goals in seven games.
The striker was mentioned last week by United manager Erik ten Hag. “I’ve been quite happy with him. I most certainly don’t want to lose him. He will remain at Manchester United and is part of our ambitions.”
United is aware that the 25-year-old, who has already scored 16 goals this season, is attracting interest. Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the president of Paris Saint-Germain, said last month: “He is an amazing player. Since we previously spoke and there was interest, we are not concealing it.”
According to a recent Sun report, United and Rashford are in negotiations for a new contract that would increase his pay by 50% and include performance-based incentives.