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Report: Rashford close to agreeing new £250,000 per week Manchester United deal

Marcus Rashford is reportedly on the verge of signing a new four-year contract at Manchester United worth upwards of £250,000-a-week.

The 21-year-old striker burst onto the scene as an 18-year-old during the Louis van Gaal era, scoring twice on his debut in a Europa League tie against Midtjylland.

Despite featuring for England at both Euro 2016 and last summer’s World Cup in Russia, Rashford struggled to establish himself as a first team regular under Jose Mourinho and when he did he feature, he was more often than not deployed as a wide forward.

However, current Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rates the academy graduate highly and immediately made the talented youngster his first choice striker after his appointment last December, with Rashford finishing the season with a career best 10 Premier League goals.

According to the Telegraph, months of speculation linking the Manchester born attacker with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona will come to an end, with Rashford set to sign a heavily incentivised contract, that could see him earn as much as £300,000-a-week, if certain targets are met.

It’s fair to say the reaction to the news on social media has been mixed, with many United fans believing Rashford still has a lot to prove, considering his new deal will see him earn significantly more than England captain, Harry Kane.

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