Manchester United planning to ward off Real Madrid by offering £150k-a-week package for rising star

Marcus Rashford England

Manchester United want to extend the contract of Marcus Rashford and are willing to double his wages to £150,000-a-week, according to the Telegraph (h/t Daily Star).

The report claims that Real Madrid are interested in the English striker but United have opened talks with the striker’s representatives. The 21-year-old also sees his future at Manchester United, according to the report, and this comes hot on the heels of Anthony Martial penning a new deal.

The report adds that Rashford has a deal until the end of next season, and United have the option of extending that contract by another year.

Tying Rashford down would be a great move not only for the present but also for the future. The Englishman can become one of the best in the world, and staying at United would be the best for his development.

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United

Marcus Rashford

Rashford has found the back of the net 9 times this season with 6 assists too. The 21-year-old scored the winner in our game against Leicester City.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done an incredible job since replacing Jose Mourinho and the players are enjoying their football under the Norwegian.

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The Red Devils are yet to lose under Solskjaer and have entered the race for the top four. United have won nine out of their 10 games under their former striker and have a great chance of ending the season with some silverware.