Manchester United “step up” contract talks with their current best player

Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images) /

Manchester United are serious about rebuilding for the future under Erik ten Hag. However, in order to rebuild they must first secure the long-term future of their best players, particularly the younger generation of players.

Marcus Rashford is one of the Manchester United players who are scarily entering the final stages of their current contracts. Rashford has just a year and a bit remaining on his current deal, after the Red Devils triggered a year extension clause in his deal, while they work out a newer extension for him.

There have been some outlandish reports claiming that Rashford is holding out for a fee of £500,000 per week. This is nonsensical and Rashford has hit out at those reports, brushing them aside as “complete nonsense“. The England international claimed that he and the club are working harmoniously and respectfully to reach a conclusion.

Manchester United are confident that this conclusion will result in Rashford staying at the club. According to the latest report from ESPN, the club plans to “step up” their contract talks before the end of the season.

Rashford has been in fine form since returning from the World Cup in Qatar. So much so that he would make many people’s team of the season. In my opinion, he’s certainly the best player at Manchester United currently.

Of course, Rashford isn’t the only player who is going out of contract soon. United are also in talks currently with David de Gea over a new deal, so it’s all going down at Old Trafford.

In my opinion, without any insider knowledge, I think Rashford will stay at the club. The club have been loyal to him, and he’s very proud to play for his boyhood club. If he stays at Old Trafford, who’s to say he won’t go down as a club legend?

Do you think Manchester United will tie Marcus Rashford down to a new deal?