Manchester United have done pretty well in regards to getting players to commit to new long-term contracts this season.
Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw have both signed, although David de Gea’s future is the one that is the most worrying.
Then, you have Marcus Rashford, who the club obviously want to tie down in the long-term. Now, in an exclusive from The Sun, it is being claimed that the Red Devils are set to activate a one-year extension clause in the attacker’s contract; as talks over a new five-year deal continue to ‘drag on’.
Rashford and his reps have apparently been in talks with United since the start of last month but seemingly they’re yet to reach an agreement. Understandably, the club are growing frustrated at a lack of progress as they expected a deal to have been close at this point.
Now, the Reds are to ensure his short-term future by activating this clause over the ‘coming weeks’. From that point forward, talks regarding a new £180,000-a-week deal will resume.
I’d like to think that eventually all parties will come to an agreement. Rashford is the heartbeat of this club and if United are struggling to keep ahold of him, it does make you wonder what the future holds…