Manchester United superstar Marcus Rashford is reportedly set to sign a new deal with the club, worth a staggering £78 million over five years.

According to a report by Daily Mirror, Marcus Rashford is set to commit his long-term future to Manchester United. The English striker will put pen to paper on a bumper new five-year contract that will be worth around £78 million over the course of its duration.

Rashford has enjoyed a fairy tale rise to superstardom ever since he broke into the Manchester United first-team setup in 2016. While an injury crisis had forced Louis van Gaal to promote the academy graduate, the player has become a regular for the Premier League heavyweights on merit.

The 2018-19 season, in particular, has been one to remember for Rashford after a slow start, with a career-best tally of 13 goals and 9 assists to show for his effort. And, it is especially under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that the 21-year-old has discovered a prolific side to his game.

The English international has also been chipping in with goals at important moments, like the one that set up the UEFA Champions League quarter-final date for Manchester United with Barcelona at the expense of PSG. And, the Red Devils are set to reward their star striker with a bumper new deal.

Indeed, recent reports had suggested that Manchester United have been keen on securing Rashford’s long-term future. And, the Mirror claim that the young forward is set to sign a deal that will match the wages that Wayne Rooney was earning before he left the club in the summer of 2017.

Set to stay committed to Manchester United. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Set to stay committed to Manchester United. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The report suggests that the new five-year deal will see Rashford pocket £300,000 per week, meaning he will earn a staggering £78 million over the course of his new contract. The terms of the deal do come as a bit of a shock considering the salary will be a huge bump from his current £80,000-a-week pay package.

But, Chilean ‘flop’ Alexis Sanchez, whose deal is worth £500,000 per week, as per the report is a major contributor to Manchester United being forced to offer eye watering contracts to their star players. Nevertheless, the news of Marcus Rashford being close to signing a new long-term contract will be music to the ears of the club’s supporters.

It now remains to be seen if the 21-year-old does indeed put pen to paper on a renewal to secure his long-term future at Old Trafford, and whether he actually is set to earn the £300,000 per week wages. What does appear to be certain is that the links with Barcelona and Real Madrid ought to wither away soon.

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