Esteemed journalist Fabrizio Romano has provided a crucial update on the negotiations for a new contract for Manchester United’s star player.
Marcus Rashford. Rashford’s current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2024, and he has not yet committed to extending his terms.
Last month, the Daily Star reported that Rashford was holding out for a £500,000-a-week deal to remain at Old Trafford, prompting the player to take to social media to forcefully deny those rumors.
Hetweeted: “Just before this one starts to do the rounds! It’s complete nonsense.
“The club and myself have been respectful to one another, and that’s how it will remain. My focus is purely on finishing as well as possible in the league and winning trophies.”
Now, it is claimed that Rashford is positive about his future at United under Erik ten Hag.
Romano gives Rashford update
Taking toTwitter, Romano has reported that Rashford is ‘really happy’ at United, with talks ongoing over renewing his current contract.
He wrote: “Marcus Rashford was not happy with recent reports of “crazy” salary requests. He’s understood to be really happy with how things are developing at Man Utd and feels success is around the corner.
“New deal talks will continue soon – Rashford loves working under Ten Hag.”
The talented England international has had an exceptional season under Ten Hag, scoring an impressive 15 goals in 29 appearances in the Premier League.
His contribution has helped Manchester United secure a place in the top four with eight games remaining, and qualifying for the Champions League next season would certainly aid the club’s efforts to successfully negotiate a new contract with the forward.
However, both the club and the player are currently anxiously monitoring an injury concern that has arisen around Rashford.
During Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Everton, Rashford was forced to limp off the pitch with an apparent groin problem, raising concerns over his fitness.
Ten Hag confirmed after the match that the injury ‘didn’t look well’ – and United will be desperately hoping that the 24-year-old does not miss any game time.