Manchester United’s 21-year-old striker Marcus Rashford has today committed his long term future to the Old Trafford outfit, signing a four-year contract worth a reported £250,000 per week.
The England international 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.
Rashford had been heavily linked with moves to Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona earlier this summer, but that speculation has now come to an end with the attacker committing to his boyhood club until 2023.
As always, it’s been interesting to see how the good people of Football Twitter have reacted, so let’s get the ball rolling with reaction from the man himself…
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) July 1, 2019
As usual, there has been plenty of fancy graphics and encouraging stats in reaction to the news…
Marcus Rashford signs a new deal with Manchester United that keeps him at the club until 2023. 📝 pic.twitter.com/HiQi99LfYw
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) July 1, 2019
Like Manchester, Rashford is red.
— utdreport (@utdreport) July 1, 2019
— HannahCarrollDesign (@HannahCDesigns) July 1, 2019
📊 Most goals for Manchester Utd in all competitions since Marcus Rashford's senior debut in Feb 2016:
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) July 1, 2019
Marcus Rashford has scored on his….
– Premier League debut ⚽⚽
– Champions League debut ⚽
– Europa League debut ⚽⚽
– EFL Cup debut ⚽
– England debut ⚽
– Scored a hat-trick on his England U-21 debut ⚽⚽⚽
He's still only 21 years of age! pic.twitter.com/dbcMHYeD9g
— BT Sport Score (@btsportscore) July 1, 2019
However, we won’t lie the vast majority of the reaction hasn’t been all that positive, with some of it just outright hostile. There seems to a general feeling among United fans that despite Rashford being a big talent he still hasn’t done even nearly enough to justify such a sizeable contract…
£250,000 for Rashford’s extension is extortionate. Harry Kane is on far less and provides twice as much.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) June 29, 2019
Apparently, Rashford will a new deal worth £250,000 per week. I’m fully convinced that there was a clause in the Alexis Sánchez/Henrikh Mkhitaryan swap which guarantees a bonus prize to be paid to the club which manage destroy their wage structure more within the next 18 months.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) June 29, 2019
Offering Rashford £250,000 a week at the age of 21 is everything that’s wrong with this club. I know he is ‘manc born and bred’ but his recent performances do not reflect/are not worthy of this wage. Ridiculous. https://t.co/KPRX4Q1hg7
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) June 29, 2019
2018-19 was the first time four Man Utd players had scored 10+ goals in a single Premier League season since 1995-96:
🔴 Paul Pogba (13)
🔴 Romelu Lukaku (12)
🔴 Anthony Martial (10)
🔴 Marcus Rashford (10)
Two have signed a new contract, the other two… pic.twitter.com/ICDCrB2fCl
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 1, 2019
£250,000 a week for Marcus Rashford who only scored 10 goals in the Premier League this season. Alarming.
— Aidan Walsh 🔰 (@AidanWalshMUFC) June 29, 2019
If Man Utd genuinely pay Marcus Rashford £250,000-a-week I'll be speechless.
He's a promising young player but in no way does he warrant that kind of money. pic.twitter.com/nOd76rpCie
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) June 30, 2019
Marcus Rashford last 3 seasons:
100 PL appearances
Ashley Barnes last 3 seasons:
101 PL appearances
£250k a week 🤷🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/nzj3lsOuB7
— TAS⚽️ (@coys100) June 29, 2019
— Average Striker (@AverageStriker) June 29, 2019
Van Dijk is on 180k, Salah is on 200k mane is on 150k and we know what they have contributed to their clubs.
Our dear Rashford wants 250k?
The sickest part is that United are discussing it pic.twitter.com/5mvHq4WqU3
— RUGGEDMAN (@RuggedyBaba) June 29, 2019
If Rashford signs a new contract for 250k a week. “Yes police please I’d like to report a robbery” pic.twitter.com/I7rwoMH0eY
— Aadam (@Aadam_Ashraf) June 29, 2019
Although United fans were quick to remind Liverpool supporters of this once they piped up…
This is what Rashford did to your RB. Be humble pic.twitter.com/VbYm6VE3U8
— Ernest Coleman (@cole__xy) June 26, 2019