Manchester United might have just made the deal of the summer

Marcus Rashford, Manchester United (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images)
Marcus Rashford, Manchester United (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images) /

Manchester United’s attack needs a revamp, but solidifying a key piece in Marcus Rashford should still be considered smart business.

Marcus Rashford has agreed to extend his stay with Manchester United until 2028, reportedly now earning £325,00 per week.

Having been in talks with his boyhood club for a long period of time, and his deal set to expire at the end of next season, Manchester United have tied down a key piece in their attack for years to come. In having the England international extend his deal, the worries about him leaving ( if there truly were any) can now be put to bed.

Let’s get real about this situation, it relied 100% on Manchester United, as Rashford, provided he was paid what he is worth with this new deal, would not leave United. Under Erik ten Hag last season, he saw one of his best years as a player, scoring 30 goals in 56 games in all competitions. He undoubtedly endured his best period of play post-World-Cup break, where he scored in 7 straight games at Old Trafford and managed 10 in as many games. It was absolutely sensational form and incredible to watch.

in 359 games for Manchester United, Rashford has found the net 123 times and has been a mainstay in their attack. While he has endured ups and downs, Manchester United, and more importantly their fans, can be thankful he is still only just 25 years old, with so much of his career still ahead of him. There is an argument to be made he can still get much better given what we saw from him after the World Cup break in a Manchester United shirt. Every time he stepped on the field, no matter the competition, it seemed inevitable he would score. Finding that consistency will be key for Rashford and United’s success in the coming years.

“I’ve already had some amazing experiences at this incredible club, but there is still a lot more to achieve and I remain relentlessly determined to win more trophies in the years ahead.”

Marcus Rashford couldn’t be more complimentary of his career so far with Manchester United, describing his experiences so far as “incredible”, but admitting there is much more to come from him and this club if they are to get back to where they once were under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Marcus Rashford was rumored to be a target of PSG, and other rival Premier League clubs, but made – what one can only imagine being an easy decision – to stay with the club that he has been at since he was 7 years old.

Manchester United, with Rashford secured, and Andre Onana “here we go confirmed”, will look to further strengthen their squad in a bid to improve on an ultimate 3rd place finish in the Premier League. While Rashford re-signing with the club should be looked at with as much importance as a new signing coming in, Manchester United’s chase of a true striker will go on. Rashford much prefers to play from the wings and has demonstrated he is more effective playing from the left than as a central striker.