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Marcus Rashford could be set to nearly quadruple his wages from around £80,000 a week and earn £300,000 a week at Manchester United according to reports.
Manchester United and high wages have quite a complicated relationship at the moment. Ever since the best thing Alexis Sanchez did at Old Trafford was play the piano on his transfer announcement things haven't been going according to plan at United.
Right now David de Gea's contract is due to expire at the end of next season and the Chilean forward is to blame for that. According to reports De Gea is arguing that, considering he's been the club's player of the year four of the last five years, he deserves to be on similar wages to Sanchez.
That's pretty sound thinking from the keeper but it remains to be seen whether or not the Red Devils want to stump up the cash.
Similarly PSG want Ander Herrera next season and have apparently offered him £200k a week, a figure that the Premier League side are unlikely to match.
One player who does look set for new huge wages though is Marcus Rashford. According to the Mirror, United will hand the 21 year old a new deal to 2024 worth £300k a week.
That new deal will take him from £80k a week to nearly quadruple his earnings to £70 million for the duration of the new deal.
The newspaper say that the deal will put Rashford, who has 13 goals this season, level on what Wayne Rooney earned in his last deal with the club, before he left to return to Everton in 2017.
A new deal would put the end to any speculation as both Real Madrid and Barcelona have been linked with potential moves for the striker in the recent past.
Rashford has been heralded for his potential ever since his surprise debut against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League in 2016 but before December his form had tailed off.
Before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became manager and moved the England international back to the central striker position there had been questions about him but Rashford has led the line well since.
The new contract could be a sign for others, including potential transfers, to ask for more money. Is Rashford worth the wages?
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