Marcus Rashford is reportedly set to be awarded a lucrative new deal at Manchester United as the club try to deter potential moves from Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The 23-year-old has made his best start to a top-flight season with 12 goals under his belt so far, and United are now hoping to stake their long-term future at Old Trafford.
Rashford’s current deal with the club runs until 2023 with the option of an extra year on top, but United are keen to improve the terms of their current setup of £ 200,000 per week, according to the Mirror.
Marcus Rashford set to receive huge new contract offer from Man United
United are reported to be taking early precautions to tie Rashford to a deal ahead of the delayed European Championships next summer.
United are aware that a strong tournament from their home star would likely put the European elite on red alert, preparing to make offers with his contract which ends in his last two seasons.
Spain’s giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are said to be watching the England international and keeping a close eye on his contractual situation.
Rashford is now one of the first names on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s roster
United have a lot to thank Rashford for his rise in the standings in recent weeks.
With talisman Bruno Fernandes, Rashford’s goal form saw United move to sixth in the Premier League, just five points behind leaders Liverpool with a game in hand.
On Thursday it was Rashford who were instrumental for United as they came from behind at Bramall Lane to defeat Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United.
Rashford hit a brace to secure a 3-2 victory, with hitting partner Anthony Martial also finding the back of the net.
The England star rose to prominence in 2020 thanks to his incredible work off the pitch, with a tireless campaign to ensure free school meals for young people during the coronavirus pandemic.
In recent years, Rashford has become a local hero for United and made a name for himself off the pitch
Rashford gained wide public support after personally taking government and forcing a U-turn for the implementation of free school meals.
The 23-year-old was also awarded an MBE for his charitable work and has promised he is just getting started.
In total, Rashford has scored 79 goals in 234 appearances for the Red Devil, since making his debut as a fresh-faced 18-year-old in 2016.