Manchester United has locked up its biggest hope for the future – Marcus Rashford – in a hugely improved new contract. The contract is reported to include a set salary of approximately £20,000-a-week, and a complementary performance related bonus package that can bump this figure up even more.
The Mancunians will be very happy to have secured the services of the 18-year old striker for at least another 4 years. Rashford had only one year left on his current contract, and with the growing interest in Rashford it was vital to his club Manchester United to rapidly anticipate this situation.
Marcus Rashford scores on England debut versus Australia
Last Friday night Rashford drew even more attention by scoring his first goal for the England squad. It took the youngster only 3 minutes to net his first goal and become the youngster ever England player to score in his debut match.
Scoring his first England goal also seems to have persuaded England-coach Roy Hodgson to bring the the kid from Manchester to the Euro 2016 in France. With the departure from the England squad of fellow striker Daniel Sturridge, nothing seems to stop Rashford from taking part in his first ever European Championships.
Marcus Rashford Under-18 Player of the Year
Marcus Rashford made his debut for Manchester United in a home match versus Midtjylland for the Europa League on 25/02/16, netting twice in the second half. He repeated this by scoring a brace against Arsenal only three days later. What a way to make an entrance in the first squad of Manchester United.
A couple of weeks ago Marcus Rashford won the Manchester United Under-18 Player of the Year Award. This only makes one realize what an enormous breakthrough the youngster has had. Obviously the chance Marcus Rashford was handed by Van Gaal was the result of continuous injury woes with the first team, nevertheless it’s remarkable how he has capitalized on it.
Watch Marcus Rashford score in Premier League debut Manchester United