Marcus Rashford reportedly wants £300,000 a week to sign a new deal with Manchester United

Manchester United could be forced to pay striker Marcus Rashford £300,000 per week if they are to keep him at the Old Trafford club, according to reports. The 21-year-old came through the academy at United, making his debut in the first team in a UEFA Europa League round of 32 match against FC Midtjylland during the 2015/16 season.

The forward will be entering the final year of his contract next month, although United have an option to extend that contract for another year. Current speculation links the England forward with La Liga champions, Barcelona – however, it is not known whether the Catalan club is actually interested in the player. Real Madrid have been linked also.

United have reportedly been trying to tie Rashford down with a new deal at the Theatre of Dreams but with the fact that Alexis Sanchez is on a huge wage deal, ever since he signed for the club in January 2018, which so far has not worked out for the Chilean, Rashford will feel what he offers the club should be matched in terms of his wages.

Rashford, according to reports, has stated that he wants £300,000 per week to remain at United, which is a bit steep for a player who has so much to learn in the game yet. These reports will not enthuse the United faithful, especially coming out a day after the player, along with Jesse Lingard, gave a rendition of a song entitled beans, beans, beans on social media, which has become rather embarrassing.

United seem to be in a poor state at this moment in time. The squad just is not performing, certain players are earning a lot of money, giving very little to be in a position to earn that kind of money and now younger players are demanding big wages from the club in order to stay. United, under Ed Woodward and the Glazers, was always going to become toxic.

Now, it seems to be the time where the toxicity takes a new approach and does more damage than could ever be imagined. If a player is consistently putting in the performances that show they love the club, want the club to kick on and achieve things, there is a chance that high wages would be paid. But looking at every player in the squad right now, none of them are worth this kind of money.

It would seem that a lot of players at United might only be at the club for the money they are on because they know they will not get anything near the wages they get at other clubs. Giving Rashford £300,000 a week, or more as some reports suggest £350,000, would be a massive sign that United are desperate to keep the players they have, who together have not stuck together, dug deep and consistently performed.

Should Rashford be given £300,000 per week to stay at the club? No way. He’s not yet done enough in the game to earn that sort of money. He should think himself lucky to be in a position to play football at this club, let alone even be considered to be a player worth of remaining at the club for a longer period of time.

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