It’s official as Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has signed a new contract extension at the Old Trafford!
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Marcus Rashford had just a year left on his current contract as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Manchester United board made it a priority to extend the deal for the 21-year-old academy graduate.
There were few haggles as the speculations grew amidst the links to Barcelona, but hey, all’s well that ends well, right?
Here’s what Rashford said in his statement after extending the contract:
“Manchester United has been everything in my life since I arrived here at the age of seven. This club has shaped me, both as a player and as a person, so it is such a privilege every time I get the opportunity to wear the shirt.
“I want to thank Ole and his staff for everything they have done for me; they are the perfect group of coaches to learn from as I continue my development and look to push on to the next level.
“I will be giving everything I have to help get this club back to where it belongs and deliver the success that our fans deserve.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was visibly delighted with the news as the Norwegian promoted the youngster to be the first choice Striker at United after hiss arrival in January ahead of Romelu Lukaku:
“Marcus is one of the most talented English players of his generation. He is an outstanding player; blessed with natural pace and energy.
“Marcus is a shining example of the talent that our Academy produces and his upbringing means that he truly understands what it means to play for Manchester United.
“Despite being only 21 years old, Marcus already has great experience. He has a fantastic future ahead of him with the club and I am delighted that he has signed a new contract.“
Credit: Man Utd official
The last few days have been brilliant for Manchester United fans as we have brought in Wan-Bissaka and now extended Rashford’s stay at the Old Trafford for another 5 years or so! GGMU!