To fend off PSG interest, Marcus Rashford is ‘in talks over a new £300,000-a-week contract, with Manchester United confident of tying him down…’ but club officials ‘will NOT offer a penny more and break their wage structure’ as they enforce their ‘Ronaldo Rule.’
Manchester United and Marcus Rashford are said to be in contract talks, with the club confident of securing new terms for the player.
Rashford, 25, has had a resurgence in form this season as part of Erik ten Hag’s club-wide revolution. The England international has 16 goals in all competitions, including Premier League victories over Liverpool, Arsenal, and Manchester City.
However, according to the Manchester Evening News and The Sun, the club is eager to reward his impressive return to form.
Under manager Erik ten Hag, Marcus Rashford’s form has improved this season.
Rashford has reignited his Manchester United career this season after a drɑmɑtic drop in form in previous seasons due to a variety of factors including injᴜry and reported personal issues. With only a year remaining on his contract, he was expected to leave the club last summer.
To avoid breɑking their squad’s wage structure, the ‘Ronaldo Rule’ states that the club will no longer pay superstars more than £300,000 per week. Negotiations with David De Gea are currently underway, and the goalkeeper has been informed of the new rules.
It’s unclear how this will affect negotiations with Rashford, but given his importance to the Dutch manager’s team this season, the forward has a strong negotiating hand.
The forward has struggled in recent years, but he has returned to form this season.
He has established himself as one of manager Ten Hag’s leaders this season.
In addition to regaining his place among United’s best players, he established himself as one of England manager Gareth Southgate’s most valuable players during the World Cup. Last autumn, he was doubted to even make the squad, but he started one of the group games and scored three goals as England advanced to the quarter-finals.
Rashford has recovered from setbacks under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick to re-establish himself as a key player for the club this season.
With PSG circling as they look to restructure their forward line with Neymar and Lionel Messi both approaching 30, United has been eager to sign Rashford to new terms.
No agreement is imminent, according to the report, because a number of issues must still be resolved, but the club is unconcerned about his situation because both parties want the same thing.
His decisive goals against Liverpool and Manchester City have aided his return to the top of his game.
Rashford’s contract was set to expire this summer, but the club exercised a 12-month contract extension option.
His goals have been crucial in Ten Hag’s side’s rise up the table this season, after a disɑstrous start to the season in which Rashford was blamed as much as any other player for the poor results.
He has since grown into one of Ten Hag’s most trusted lieutenants, his leadership on the field visible in both his play and how he interacts with teammates.
He appears to have regained some of his early-career explosiveness and speed.
He has also tied a 64-year-old record by becoming the first United player since Dennis Viollet in 1959 to score in nine consecutive Old Trafford games.
Ten Hag’s arrival, and his immediate impact on all aspects of the club, has been lauded by the player.
‘It’s a completely different mindset than last season, a different team playing different football,’ Rashford said after Nottingham Forest’s festive win.
‘There’s a different mindset when you’re not in the team and coming on because you have to think about making an impact and you don’t know when you’ll get another chance or another goal,’ he says. But I’m having a good time doing what I’m doing right now.’