Marcus Rashford set for wage increase when he turns 20 at end of October – report

by Harry Robinson

Marcus Rashford‘s contract at Manchester United is set to increase when he turns 20 at the end of October, according to The Sun on Sunday.

The 19-year-old signed a new deal at the club in May 2016 after his remarkable rise to stardom at Old Trafford.

Currently, Rashford is still thought to be on a £50,000-per-week deal before bonuses, a large sum of money, of course, but certainly on the lower end of the scale in comparison the players of similar talent and status.

Manager Jose Mourinho was hesitant to give the striker a pay rise when he joined United, aware that young players can lose motivation when rewarded with huge new contracts.

It’s a sensible move, as bonuses in a deal push players on rather than allowing them to rest on their laurels.

Both sides are reportedly yet to discuss the size of the increase in Rashford’s basic wage.

He’s been in fantastic form this season, clearly revitalised by the form of his teammates who have scored 21 goals in their opening seven Premier League games, with Rashford himself netting twice and assisting three times.

Despite the performances of Anthony Martial off the substitutes bench this season, Rashford has maintained his starting spot in Mourinho’s side.

For all the fears of a lack of playing time under Mourinho at United, Rashford has become one of the most utilised players in the squad in the last 14 months, playing very regularly ever since Mourinho took over.

He has developed greatly under the Portuguese and continues to assert himself as one of Europe’s best young talents.

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