Six-Year Contract Extension In Line For Marcus Rashford

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring their second goal.

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Manchester United have been handing their key players contract extensions of late, to build on the teams for the future. After Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, and Anthony Martial, they are in the process of announcing a mega deal for young sensation Marcus Rashford.

The Red Devils, who have identified the England international as one of their main weapons, wish to keep the player at the club until 2025.

As per a report in the Mirror, the striker has indicated that he is ready to sign a new six-year deal at the club following some positive discussions. He could also become one of the better paid players at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, the report also adds that United executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, is confident that he will be able to announce a new contract for the youngster within the next few weeks.

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This will be a statement of intent from Manchester United, as they want to keep hold of their core players in order to challenge for silverware in the upcoming season.

Recently, Martial penned a new five-year deal, thought to be in the region of £200,000 a week. United are also in discussions with senior players David de Gea, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata. It is expected that all three will be signing extensions at the Premier League club.

Rashford has quickly grown to become one of the most important players in the squad. In 155 matches for United, the 21-year-old has amassed 42 goals.

The Englishman has already hit double figures this season. Moreover, the forward has also made the central striker’s role his own under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in recent times, which has worked wonders for his confidence.