Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has signed a new contract that keeps him at Old Trafford until 2028.
It hasn’t always been straightforward for Marcus Rashford. Mostly because it hasn’t always been straightforward at Manchester United in general.
It’s easy to forget because he’s been around since 2016, but Marcus Rashford is still only 25 years old. In Erik ten Hag, United finally have a manager who can build a coherent project and Rashford has committed his prime years to it.
Why wouldn’t he? Rashford enjoyed his best season in 2022-2023, scoring 30 goals for the first time in his career. His blistering form even had United in the conversation as potential title contenders, albeit briefly.
“I’ve already had some amazing experiences at this incredible club, but there is still a lot more to achieve and I remain relentlessly determined to win more trophies in the years ahead.
“As a United fan all my life, I know the responsibility that comes with representing this badge and feel the highs and lows as much as anyone.
“I can assure you that I will give everything to help the team reach the level we are capable of and I can feel the same determination around the dressing room.
“I couldn’t be more excited for the future under this manager.”
Erik ten Hag still has some way to go to build a title-challenging team, and a lot of what’s happening now is beyond his control. It appears the United hierarchy are being conservative with transfers until a takeover materialises. This means United must sell before they add more outfield players.
Signing Rashford is significant, but he may struggle to find a good center forward for him to play with.