Manchester United are set to offer young star Marcus Rashford an improved long-term deal at the club, with the academy product having made a fine start to the new season.
The 23-year-old has caught the eye on and off the pitch this year, with his charitable work and on-field performances cementing his status as one of the most impressive and influential young men in world football.
While he’s been courageously taking on the Government as part of his campaign to try and tackle the issue of child hunger, he’s also continued to put in impressive displays under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the England international most notably netting a hat-trick against RB Leipzig as well as scoring the winner against Paris Saint-Germain, in the Champions League.
Rashford’s most recent outing saw him produce a superb performance to help United come from behind to overcome relegation strugglers Sheffield United, the forward netting twice in the eventual 3-2 win, including a thumping strike which brought Solskjaer’s side level.
Such a performance has reaffirmed the Englishman’s importance to the club and now the Mirror are reporting that the Red Devils are set to reward their shining star with a bumper new deal.
While Rashford’s current contract runs until 2023, the report suggests that United are keen to tie him down to even longer deal prior to next summer’s European Championships.
The club will no doubt be wary of potential interest from other top clubs – with the player previously a supposed target for PSG – and will hope to see Rashford commit his future to Old Trafford.
The wideman has already scored 12 times this season in all competitions, and alongside Bruno Fernandes – another asset the club hope to tie down to a long-term deal – has emerged as one of the most consistent members of Solskjaer’s side.
The academy graduate burst onto the scene back in 2016 after then manager Louis Van Gaal selected him for a Europa League tie with FC Midtjylland following a late injury to Anthony Martial, with the then 18-year-old remarkably netting a brace, before repeating the feat in his first Premier League start against Arsenal just a few days later.
Rashford has since gone on to lift the FA Cup, Europa League and League Cup at the club, as well as netting 79 times in 234 appearances in all competitions.