The Lowdown: Rashford to sign new deal?
The 25-year-old has enjoyed a pleasing return to form this season, having scored four goals and registered two assists in the Premier League this season, along with netting three times for England at the World Cup.
He is already on nine goals for United in all competitions this term, almost doubling his tally from the entirety of 2021/22 [Transfermarkt].
The Latest: Rashford set for pay hike
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Bates claimed that United could now make Rashford the best-paid player at the club in order to secure his future at Old Trafford and are working behind the scenes to try and get a deal done.
The reporter stated:
“I think there are moves behind-the-scenes now to get a big contract in front of Rashford.
“Over time, certainly in the next year or two, I think that will make him the highest-paid player at the club.”
The Verdict: Does he deserve it?
A new deal for Rashford would clearly be a positive for United, given his lifelong affiliation with the club and the quality he has shown over many years now, even being hailed as ‘extraordinary‘ by actress Kate Winslet for his off-field philanthropy.
While his form dropped off dramatically last season, his record still stands at 102 goals in 323 appearances, while he is only 25 years of age and therefore should have even more to offer for another few years.
That said, already earning £200,000 per week, Rashford will need to go up another gear if he is to justify becoming the club’s highest-paid player, performing to a world-class level on a consistent basis and making the Old Trafford faithful forget about a certain Cristiano Ronaldo.
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