Marcus Rashford in Line for Huge New Manchester United Contract

Ali Rampling
Rashford is poised to be offered a new United deal
Rashford is poised to be offered a new United deal / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is set to be offered a 'bumper' new deal in 2021 in order to assist Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's continued rebuild at the club.

The 23-year-old has 12 goals in 20 appearances in all competitions this season - the latest two coming in a match winning performance during United's 3-2 victory over Sheffield United on Thursday evening.

Rashford's current £200,000-a-week deal runs until 2023 with the option of an extra year, but according to the Mirror, the Red Devils are poised to offer him a new 'lucrative' long-term contract in the new year.

The substantial size of the deal will reflect Rashford's status as one of the most important members of Solskjaer's side, with United eager to ensure that all their key players are tied down to long-term contracts at Old Trafford.

The United academy product burst onto the scene as an 18-year-old back in 2016, netting a brace on his debut against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League having been a late addition to the lineup.

He has since established himself as a United regular, scoring 79 goals in 234 appearances for his boyhood club.

Rashford netted twice on his last United outing
Rashford netted twice on his last United outing / Pool/Getty Images

Rashford's progress and performances for United this season are said to have 'caught the attention' of European football's elite, including Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG.

With Euro 2020 approaching at the end of the season, the Red Devils are keen to get the forward to commit his future to the club, as a strong showing at next summer's major tournament could trigger even greater interest from a selection of Europe's top sides.

The similarly influential Bruno Fernandes - who only joined United in January 2020 - is also in the reckoning to be offered improved terms.

Fernandes put pen to paper on a deal until 2025 when he moved from Sporting Lisbon to Old Trafford less than 12 months ago, with the option of a further year.