£200,000-a-week isn’t enough – Man Utd ready to offer more money to player to sign contract

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Manchester United are keen on extending the contract of Marcus Rashford, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

Rashford’s £200,000-per-week deal is set to expire next summer, although Manchester United have the option of extending the agreement by a further 12 months.

The England international will receive an increase on his £200,000-a-week contract if he signs a new Manchester United contract.

Despite his poor form last season, Rashford is expected to play a key role for the club next season under Erik ten Hag.

Rashford has been working hard on his fitness while on holiday in the United States as he prepares himself ready for the new season.

The 24 year old considered his future at the club after falling down the pecking order under Ralf Rangnick but was convinced to remain at the club after holding talks with Daley Blind and Donny van de Beek about Ten Hag.

Romano told GIVEMESPORT: “For sure, they will have to resolve the situation from the contract point of view because if Rashford is staying at Manchester United this summer, they will need to open conversations to extend his contract in the next months.

“He’s out of contract in 2023, with an option for a further season, but this is something that Manchester United want to discuss.”

Over the course of 303 appearances since bursting onto the scene as a teenager, he has found the back of the net 93 times and also contributed 57 assists.

Meanwhile, Rashford has been warned he needs to turn up for Manchester United next season.

“Marcus Rashford needs to turn up this season for Manchester United,” Paul Merson told the Daily Star.

“Everything has been plain sailing for him up until recently but his confidence has gone and it’s been hard for him.

“I’d like to think he’ll be back next season but if he can’t get his confidence back then you start worrying.

“All the work he did for good causes off the pitch probably took a toll on him mentally as well. But I’d expect him to bounce back.

“The new manager might suit him. I’m sure Erik ten Hag wants to play a certain way. He’ll want United to play like Ajax. To press and move the ball quickly.

“But it’s going to be hard for a team with Cristiano Ronaldo in it to be a high-intensity pressing team. He’s not going to be chasing down every ball is he?”