Boost for Manchester United as striker signs long-term deal

England and Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford has agreed on a new four-year contract at Manchester United that will keep him with the Red Devils for the next four seasons, until 2023.

The 21-year-old will now finally put pen to paper on the £200,000-a-week deal to give United a major boost ahead of their pre-season tour and the new season.

The new contract will take him up to 2023 although he will also have an option for a further 12 months after contract talks reached fruition at the back end of last week.

United had been putting pressure on the star to sign a new contract as his existing deal was due to expire in 2020 and, even though the new contract will include add-ons and incentives, they will feel it is an excellent deal for the club.

The star just like some of the other players at the club had been pushing for more than £300,000-a-week, for instance, Alexis Sanchez is on over £500,000-a-week while other big stars like David de Gea have been demanding parity.

For United to come into a new term with Rashford is also a huge plus for the manager who played the England star as a central forward during the run-in last term.

Marcus Rashford has been directly involved in 41 goals in 111 PL appearances, 77 of which have been starts where he scored 27 goals and giving 14 assists.

Differently, Romelu Lukaku is likely going to leave Old Trafford this summer with his future uncertain as he continues to be eyed by Antonio Conte for a move to Italian giants Inter Milan while world cup winner and French star, Paul Pogba has publicly admitted he could be out in search for a ‘new challenge’ though United have continued to stick with him.

The United players are back in pre-season training on today, Monday, with the rest of the squad set to report back to Carrington this week but Pogba is training in the States.

Solskjaer is set to switch his attention to a central defender and central midfielder after finally completing the £50m signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace.

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