Marcus Rashford is reportedly set to receive a pay hike of £10,000-a-week in the summer.
According to Daniel Cutts of The Sun, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is set to pocket £10,000 more per week come the start of next season. Rashford recently guided his side to the Europa League title, and has been one of the most instrumental figures for the club in recent weeks.
The England international broke into the first team last season by scoring two goals on debut against Midtjylland in the Europa League before bagging another brace against United’s Premier League rivals Arsenal.
That was exactly the opening week he needed to cement his spot in then-manager Louis van Gaal’s first team until the end of the season. However, Jose Mourinho’s arrival in the summer saw the 19-year-old playing as the understudy to Zlatan Ibrahimovic for large parts of the campaign.
The former Chelsea manager roped in the Swede, whose talismanic services have helped United win three trophies this season. However, after Ibrahimovic sustained an ACL injury, Rashford took over from the senior striker, and has done a good job in leading the line.
Mourinho, who doesn’t hold back to make his true feelings heard about his players, has gone on record to praise Rashford’s attitude and his temperament as he spent most of the season playing a bench role.
However, when called upon, the teenage sensation has delivered, and Mourinho has decided to give him a pay hike of £10,000-per-week in the summer to reward him for his fine performance for the Red Devils this season.
Rashford signed a four-year contract with Manchester United in 2016, which had a clause that the player is entitled to receive incremental hikes at the end of every year, and is rightfully being given a pay rise on his £30,000-a-week wages.
With Ibrahimovic ruled out for several months, Rashford is likely to be a starter when next season begins. Manchester United have been linked with a number of attacking players such as Antoine Griezmann, but the Englishman could be deployed as a winger should the France international walk through the door.
Also, Ibrahimovic’s contract runs out at the end of the season, so it remains to be seen whether or not he signs an extension and remains a Manchester United player at the start of the 2017/18 campaign.