Jose Mourinho set to hand Marcus Rashford Man United pay rise – report

by Leo Nieboer

Jose Mourinho will hand Marcus Rashford a pay rise following a groundbreaking year at Manchester United, according to reports.

Rashford erupted onto the world scene back in February 2016 with a string of sensational performances under Louis van Gaal that led to a place in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 squad.

The teenager was later rewarded with a new four year contract by Jose Mourinho prior to the 2016/17 campaign, supposedly worth £20,000 a week.

And according to The Sun‘s Daniel Cutts, Mourinho – keen to keep Rashford at the club – will pay the striker an extra £5,000 a week for each year of his new deal.

Just imagine being a teenager and receiving £20,000 a week, with even more set to come your way as long as you continue to play football at the club you support. I don’t know about you, but that would send me out of control. Just think: you’re living the millionaire’s lifestyle whilst being still a child at heart. Wealth can do dangerous things to people (I mean, look at Sam Allardyce), especially at the age of 19.

This is, in many ways, the crux of the problem with English youngsters in the modern game: blessed with superb ability but forever impeded by the poisonous influence of wealth – forever providing the illusion that, yes, I’ve made it as a footballer, and that’s when one starts to fall away.

Rashford, on the other hand, doesn’t seem like somebody who pays much attention to financial bravado. The teenager has always espoused the image of being naturally grounded, focused entirely on improving as a footballer as opposed to what colour his Mercedes should be.

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