The news was first reported by The Athletic, but it was The Times that disclosed the figures involved. Rashford’s new contract is worth around £325,000 a week, making him the highest-paid player at the club.
The negotiations for the new deal are said to be in the final stages, with personal terms and contract length agreed in principle.
This news will come as a significant boost for United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, who has carefully presided over a rejuvenated Rashford, following a dismal season the year prior to the Dutchman’s appointment.
Last season, Rashford reached the 30-goal mark in all competitions for the first time in his United career, displaying a level of clinical finishing and attacking diversity previously unseen.
He was a solitary figure of quality and threat in a forward line that contained Anthony Martial, Wout Weghorst, Jadon Sancho, and Antony.
Rashford’s continued pursuit of a new number nine confirms ten Hag’s negative assessment of Rashford’s supporting cast.
Ten Hag has described Rashford as “definitely one of the best” forwards in Europe, and the Dutchman will be delighted to have their long-term future at United together confirmed.
Interest has been building for some time in the English forward, both from within the Premier League and further afield.
PSG is a long-term admirer of Rashford, and David Ornstein details that the forward “received more lucrative offers” from fellow Premier League clubs as well.
However, Rashford has no desire to leave the club he has “dreamed of winning major honors” for since he joined as a seven-year-old boy.
This new deal is the latest expression of this dream. Rashford’s continued tenure at Manchester United will prove an integral part of achieving this dream for himself, his manager, and the Old Trafford faithful alike.
The renewal of Rashford’s contract is a clear statement of intent from Manchester United, who are looking to build a team capable of challenging for the Premier League title and European honors.
With the likes of Sancho, Martial, and Antony, Rashford will be part of a formidable attacking quartet that will terrify defenses in the upcoming season.