MANCHESTER UNITED chiefs are confident Marcus Rashford will pen a new lucrative deal at Old Trafford.
United are eager to retain the England international’s services and have offered him a staggering new deal to keep him at the club.
A whopping £300,000-a-week contract is on the table for the 21-year-old, who is currently earning £75,000-a-week.
Should Rashford accept the offer on the table, he’ll become the club’s second highest earner, the first being Alexis Sanchez.
It’s understood Rashford is keen to remain at the Theatre of Dreams, despite United’s struggles on the pitch.
United’s mega-money offer to their academy graduate stems from their belief he can play a key role in helping the club return to its former glory.
Earlier this month, it was suggested Rashford is stalling on a new contract with the Red Devils.
Rashford’s brother and agent, Dwaine Maynard, was angered by that notion and took aim at the media on Instagram earlier this week.
On his Instagram story, Maynard wrote: “The media just make it up as they go along. Stop.”
Rashford enjoyed his most prolific season in the 2018-19 campaign, scoring 13 goals in 47 appearances.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been impressed by the youngster and believes he can develop into a lethal striker.
“He’s got frightening pace, he’s now become stronger, he can hold the ball up for us and he’s a great link player,” United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said of Rashford in January.
“He can become a top, top one. We can talk about Harry Kane and his class, and I’m sure Marcus has got the potential to get up there.
“He’s been brought up here.
“There were a couple of sessions with the young kids, [Tahith] Chong, Angel [Gomes] and Jesse [Lingard], where they play together in a certain way.
“A very exciting player to work with.”