Marcus Rashford has signed a new deal with Manchester United, ending months of speculation linking him with a move away from Old Trafford, with Barcelona amongst the clubs linked with him.
The new contract is for four years, with the option of a fifth, and is highly performance incentivised, meaning that if he and the team meet all their targets, it could be worth up to £300,000 a week. That will place him among the top earners at Old Trafford, alongside the likes of Paul Pogba, although some way behind the outlier salary paid to Alexis Sanchez.
United have made the announcement now, bringing it forward before the club depart on their pre-season tour of Australia next week.
The news is a clear sign that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer intends to build his attack around the 21-year old former academy player, who was often played out of position on the wing by his predecessor Jose Mourinho, and he has now replaced the soon to depart Romelu Lukaku as United’s main striker.
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