Report: Rashford in talks over new long-term Manchester United deal

Manchester United are keen to nail Marcus Rashford down to a new long-term contract to ward off interest from Real Madrid. 

The club are in contract talks with the striker to convince him his long-term future lies with the Red Devils, according to a report in the Telegraph.

Rashford has been on fire for Manchester United of late, scoring six goals in eight Premier League games since the arrival of caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has played the young striker in his preferred centre-forward position since taking over from José Mourinho in December.

The club now want to reward the England international’s stellar form with a new deal that could double his wages to over £150,000 a week.

It was only recently that reports were suggesting a host of first-team players — including Rashford, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, and David De Gea — were ready to leave the club, such was the discord between the squad and Mourinho.

The tide has turned however, with the club agreeing a lucrative new five-year deal with Martial, while new deals are also on the table for Ander Herrera, Ashley Young and Juan Mata. Pogba is a much happier figure in recent weeks, while the club are also hopeful of tying down De Gea to a new contract.

Rashford is desired by a number of top European clubs, including Real Madrid, who are in need of a goalscorer, but they may be left disappointed if this new report is to be believed.

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