Rashford pens new Manchester United contract – reports

Date published: Sunday 29th May 2016 9:53

Marcus Rashford: Striker has enjoyed remarkable rise

Marcus Rashford has signed a lucrative new long-term contract at Manchester United, according to reports.

The 18-year-old’s sensational emergence continued on Friday night, when the striker scored just 138 seconds into his international debut as England beat Australia 2-1, breaking Tommy Lawton’s 78-year record to become his country’s youngest debutant goalscorer.

Reports now suggest Rashford is set to be part of Roy Hodgson’s 23-man squad which travels to France for Euro 2016, despite only making his United debut in February.

And according to the Sunday Telegraph, the Red Devils will announce before the European Championships commence that Rashford has committed his long-term future to the club following weeks of negotiations.

It is understood the forward has extended his current deal by at least another four years, with his basic salary increasing to £20,000-a-week, which will be significantly boosted by appearance bonuses and other performance triggers.

Rashford only had 12 months left on his existing contract, and United were eager to secure his future, with the teenager’s goal against Australia taking his tally to nine in 19 matches for club and country.

Despite the starlet’s rise, new United boss Jose Mourinho is still expected to sign at least one other striker this summer, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic remaining the favourite to arrive.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, meanwhile, is also understood to be close to signing a new deal at Old Trafford.

The 19-year-old defender is another youngster to have impressed since making his United debut this term.

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