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Manchester United must hand Marcus Rashford a new contract – Fabrizio Romano

Manchester United must hand Marcus Rashford a new contract - Fabrizio Romano - Manchester United News

Fabrizio Romano believes Manchester United’s main priority has to be thrashing out a new deal with Marcus Rashford.

The Lowdown: Rashford in the form of his life

Since returning from the World Cup with England, Rashford has been in scintillating form, showcasing himself as one of the best attackers across Europe having registered 21 goal involvements in 2023 alone – although there is yet to be any agreement over a new contract.

Rashford’s current deal is set to expire in the summer of 2024, so it would be wise for Man United to start thrashing out new terms that would see the boyhood fan extend his stay at Old Trafford.

This isn’t just because of the form he’s been in as of late and helped carry them to numerous victories, not least in the Carabao Cup final, but also because he’s attracting interest from European giants Paris Saint-Germain.

The Latest: Man United must hand Rashford a new contract

Man United are likely to be busy this summer as they look to become title contenders, but Romano has admitted on the House of Champions YouTube channel that tying Rashford down for the long term must be a priority for the Red Devils.

He said: “I think the real priority has to be Marcus Rashford’s contract. He’s out of contract in the summer of 2024 – one year left on his contract – they can’t wait too much.

“He’s literally on fire, all the top clubs are watching the situation and so Man United have to be fast, and I think this is going to be a crucial one in the next months.”

The Verdict: A new contract should be a no-brainer

We wonder whether the fact that Man United are yet to hand their most in-form player this season a new contract is unsettling Rashford at all.

If Man United aren’t able to thrash out a new contract with Rashford, he certainly won’t be short of potential suitors in the coming transfer windows, but it would raise the question as to when is the best time to cash in on someone with a year left on his contract.

Rashford’s new contract may well be getting shelved at the moment until it’s clear who will be owning the Red Devils in the future as the Glazers continue their search to find a suitable bidder to take the club off of their hands.

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