‘I expect’ – Ten Hag confirms major Man Utd deal is coming, with club, manager and player all agreed

Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag

Man Utd are seemingly closing in on a blockbuster agreement that Erik ten Hag fully expects to cross the line.

How the Red Devils attack the summer transfer window may depend on who are how many they’re willing to sell. Indeed, the Athletic reported Man Utd’s budget for the upcoming window stands at a relatively modest £100m.

Selling the likes of Dean Henderson, Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial would greatly bolster the funds available to Ten Hag.

However, just as important as signing new players is retaining the cream of the crop already at Ten Hag’s disposal. On that front, none are more important that Marcus Rashford.

Indeed, the 25-year-old recently became the first United player to hit 30 goals in a season since Robin van Persie back in the 2012/13 campaign.

Rashford is only now entering his prime years and United activated a one-year option in his deal back in December.

His current contract therefore expires in the summer of 2024. However, the 12 month option was always likely to serve as a pre-cursor to a lucrative and longer-term deal.

Now, speaking to Viaplay, Ten Hag revealed he expects Rashford to commit his long-term future to the club.

Ten Hag also noted all three of he, United and Rashford are all aligned in their thinking and as such, a deal should be relatively straightforward to agree.

“I expect Marcus Rashford to renew,” he told Viaplay.

“He wants it. Manchester United wants it. He is a child of this club, so I assume this will happen.”

The Telegraph reported earlier in May that Rashford may soon switch places with David de Gea and become the club’s new top earner.

De Gea currently pockets around £375,000-a-week, though is expected to incur a hefty cut to his base salary if signing a new deal. De Gea’s current contract expires at season’s end.

Rashford is understood to have been in talks with United over the new deal for some time and the Telegraph stated Man Utd were ‘making good progress’ in negotiations.

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