Manchester United begin contract talks with Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford is enjoying his best season at Manchester United so far, with his recent double against Leicester taking him to 24 goals for the campaign – the most he has managed in one term.

At his current form, 16 goals in his last 17 games to be precise, the 25-year-old will be backing himself to reach the 30-goal mark sooner rather than later.

Late last year, it was announced by the club that Rashford was one of four players to have their contracts extended by one season as the club exercised clauses in their arrangements.

Rashford is still only tied down to a contract until 2024 and there are no guarantees that he will stay beyond next season but now, there seems to be a positive update on United’s bid of keeping Rashford.

According to The Athletic, the Old Trafford club have held initial talks with Rashford’s representatives over fresh terms and more talks are planned.

As per the report, Rashford is viewed as ‘integral’ to the club on the pitch and Erik ten Hag considers his talisman’s future as a priority.

Furthermore, it’s claimed that although it’s not certain that a new contract will be signed by Rashford, it’s United’s aim to reach an agreement. The impending sale of the club is not thought to affect talks.

SN’s verdict…
We are running out of superlatives to describe Rashford this season. He is, undeniably, one of the best players in the world, and on current form, you would struggle to name anyone better.

Ten Hag’s influence on Rashford cannot be forgotten but focus will now be on tying him down to a long-term contract. Losing him, especially as he is a homegrown player from the academy, would be catastrophic.

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