Manchester United star Marcus Rashford set to be rewarded with bumper new contract to ward off interest from big name suitorsPublished September 18, 2016
Jose Mourinho is certainly a fan of Man United’s teenage prodigy, Marcus Rashford.
The ‘Special One’ has reportedly asked for the 18-year-old striker to be handed a new and improved contract, just four months after the teenage sensation signed a four-year deal at Old Trafford.
According to the Mirror, Mourinho has grown increasingly concerned about the interest in the striker, from the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG, and has made it a priority to keep the player happy for the long haul.
And that means handing Rashford, who hopes to start against Watford on Sunday, a bumper pay-rise on top of his current £20,000-a-week wages, which should see him earn a reported £50,000 a week.
Marcus Rashford has certainly had a 2016 to remember, following his remarkable breakthrough year in English football, and is now knocking on the door for a starting berth for both club and country.
But despite his impressive performances, he has only found the net once in four games this season, though the majority of those matches have seen Rashford start on the subs bench.
It will be interesting to see if Marcus Rashford is selected to start from the off against Watford on Sunday, as Mourinho’s men look to avoid three defeats in a row, following an encouraging start to the new season.