Marcus Rashford finishes fifth in FWA Footballer of the Year rankings

Marcus Rashford has finished fifth place in the Football Writers’ Association rankings for Footballer of the Year award

The Manchester United forward is behind Kevin De Bruyne in fourth, Martin Odegaard in third, Bukaya Saka in second and, unsurprisingly, Erling Haaland has taken the top spot, with 82 per cent of the FWA members’ votes.

Rashford has enjoyed the most prolific campaign of his career so far, netting 29 goals and picking up 11 assists along the way. He has five matches remaining, including the highly-anticipated FA Cup final, to find that elusive 30th goal.

The 25-year-old has undoubtedly been the Red Devils’ standout attacker and has played a pivotal role in their form this season, which included scoring in the Carabao Cup final to end a six-year trophy drought at Wembley.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United applauds the fans following victory in the Carabao Cup Final

New contract on the cards for Rashford

He is expected to be rewarded for his efforts with a lucrative new contract deal and is currently in talks with the club regarding terms of the proposal, as United look to fend off interest from other teams across Europe.

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