Some Manchester United supporters have hit back at the club after reports emerged that the Red Devils are set to hand Marcus Rashford a lucrative new deal.
According to The Telegraph, Manchester United are close to agreeing a new four-year contract with Marcus Rashford, it’s understood that the deal will be worth a whopping £250,000-a-week, the four-year deal is also believed to include an option for United to extend the deal by a another year.
The report claims that United are hoping to make an announcement on Marcus Rashford’s contract renewal before they fly out to Australia for their pre-season on July 8.
Rashford flourished in the opening stages of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign as United manager, the 21-year-old has since managed to establish himself as the club’s first-choice striker over Romelu Lukaku.
In recent years, United have made many poor moves but handing Rashford this bumper new deal might not really be one of them, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer simply can’t afford to lose the England international on a free transfer.
But here are some reaction to news of Marcus Rashford’s massive pay rise:
£250,000 a week for Marcus Rashford who only scored 10 goals in the Premier League this season. Alarming.
— Aidan Walsh ? (@AidanWalshMUFC) June 29, 2019
Van Dijk is on 180k, Salah is on 200k mane is on 150k and we know what they have contributed to their clubs.
Our dear Rashford wants 250k?
The sickest part is that United are discussing it pic.twitter.com/5mvHq4WqU3
— RUGGEDMAN (@RuggedyBaba) June 29, 2019
What in fucks name has Marcus Rashford done to deserve £250k p/w? He’s a decent player realizing his childhood dream but no other club in world football hands out such wages to a player of his calibre. Complete madness.
— RF9 ?? (@SambaRole) June 29, 2019
Offering Rashford £250,000 a week at the age of 21 is everything that’s wrong with this club. I know he is ‘manc born and bred’ but his recent performances do not reflect/are not worthy of this wage. Ridiculous. https://t.co/KPRX4Q1hg7
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) June 29, 2019
£250,000 for Rashford’s extension is extortionate. Harry Kane is on far less and provides twice as much.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) June 29, 2019
I like Rashford but we’re really not learning wages lessons if we’re giving him 250k a week. That’s more than 90% of the players in the top 3 sides get & he’s nowhere near that level yet.
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) June 29, 2019
One things for sure pogba will be gone before his contracts up… If rashford getting 250k how much will Paul ask for 500-600k…. Ridiculous ? #GlazersOut
— TimTom84 (@GreenAndGold84) June 29, 2019
I love Marcus Rashford and think he is brilliantly talented but he has done absolutely nothing 2 warrant an alleged £250,000 a week pay rise. It’s an absolute joke now that players r rewarded for failure.
If we r going to slate the Glazers then players have to face the music too.
— Sav (@jonmikesav8) June 29, 2019
Also, despite the criticism that Rashford faces, supporters must realise that the England international is a key first-team player for the club – United need their important players to as they step up a major rebuild this summer.