Manchester United are aiming to sit down with Marcus Rashford to discuss his contract extension after he returns from the World Cup.

According to a report by The Sun, Manchester United want to discuss a new contract deal with Marcus Rashford, after the 20-year-old returns from the World Cup. The young attacker is part of Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad that has jetted off to Russia this week.

Marcus Rashford is a product of the Manchester United academy, who made his debut for the first-team in 2016 against Midtjylland. After an impressive debut in Europe, the player was a twin-goal hero against Arsenal on his Premier League bow, and he has, since, cemented his spot in the first-team setup.

Set to continue at the club of his dreams. (Photo courtesy - Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Set to continue at the club of his dreams. (Photo courtesy – Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

This past season the young forward was mostly played off the bench and he still bagged an impressive return of 13 goals and 9 assists in 52 appearances across all competitions. His potential and his productivity have made him an asset to the team, which is why Manchester United are now considering boosting his current £80,000-a-week wages to around £130,000-a-week.

The new deal should all but quash rumours of an uncertain Manchester United future, vindicating manager Jose Mourinho’s words as well in the process. While Rashford should have a battle on his hands for a regular starting spot once again next season, a renewal is likely to happen with the player rising through the ranks at the club.

The bump up in wages from £80,000-a-week to around £130,000-a-week is also a signal of how highly he is regarded, not just by Mourinho but by the Manchester United board as well. The process of tying Rashford down to a new deal will be put into effect after a few players are offloaded, with Rashford set to be cued in after he returns from the World Cup.

It is certain that Rashford will pen down his new contract sooner or later, and would chase his dream to become a Manchester United legend one day. But, as of now, the Red Devils have to wait until the return of the Englishman from Russia.

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