Manchester United plan Marcus Rashford contract extension after World Cup – report

Manchester United plan Marcus Rashford contract extension after World Cup – report

Manchester United are reportedly ready to enter contract extension talks with Marcus Rashford once the 2018 World Cup is out of the way.

Rashford’s current contract runs until 2020, with the option of a further year, but Man United want to reassure their stance that he has a long future with the club.

The 20-year-old star will jet off to Russia with the rest of the England squad in the coming days for his first World Cup.

Gareth Southgate selected him as part of his 23-man travelling party and he is now in deep contention to start in Monday’s opener against Tunisia after a stunning performance against Costa Rica last week.

He now has something to look forward to once he returns, as The Sun claim that he’ll enter contract extension talks ahead of the 2018-19 season.

They say that United will wait until the young forward in back in Manchester to enter negotiations and offer to almost double his wages from £80,000 to £130,000-a-week.

A source inside the club has said: “[United] want to sit down after the World Cup, even if his camp want to see what Jose [Mourinho] does in the market.

“The club want to hike his money up once some of the higher earners are out of the door in the next few weeks.

“[Rashford] wants to be put at ease and the club want to show him how highly they value him and that he has a long future here.”

Rashford is said to see himself at Old Trafford for the foreseeable future after becoming one of the club’s brightest talents to emerge from the academy in a long time since joining at the age of seven.

It’ll be interesting to see what role Rashford plays next term with Alexis expected to continue as first-choice left-winger and Mourinho seeing him as a winger rather than back-up for Romelu Lukaku.

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