X

Wednesday 24
April

Manchester United

Reds open striker talks

6th February 2019, 00:05 by Michael Holland

Manchester United have opened talks with Marcus Rashford over a new and improved deal at Old Trafford, reports have claimed.

Thrust into the spotlight by Louis van Gaal before becoming a regular for Jose Mourinho, the 21-year-old is now flourishing under the guidance of caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Rashford netted his 10th goal of the season in the 1-0 win at Leicester on Sunday, when the forward became the second youngest player to reach 100 Premier League appearances for United after Ryan Giggs.

The Welshman spent his entire playing career at Old Trafford and it is understood that the club are looking to tie academy graduate Rashford down to an extended deal.

Rashford's contract expires next year and, while United have the option to extend it until 2021, negotiations have begun over a fresh agreement.

The club are also working on a new contract for goalkeeper David De Gea, having last week tied forward Anthony Martial down until at least 2024.

Asked about Rashford and Martial pushing each other on, United caretaker boss Solskjaer said: "Yeah, through healthy competition but they can also create a relationship because hopefully they will play many, many years together.

"So, if they get an understanding of each other because both are very good at coming in off the left, but if one of them plays central then the other one has to do opposite movements.

"In the coming years we'll see loads of combinations between those two."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

More Manchester United

Manchester United

Young linked with United exit

24th April 2019, 10:49

Ashley Young could be a shock casualty in the end-of-season squad purge being planned by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.

Manchester United

Reds missing Jones for City test

24th April 2019, 02:18

Manchester United will be without the injured Phil Jones when they take on Manchester City in the derby tonight.

Manchester United

United eager to offload Rojo

23rd April 2019, 15:30

Manchester United's Marcos Rojo could be handed a £5million pay-off to smooth a departure away from Old Trafford this summer.

Manchester United

Pogba blasts Reds attitude

23rd April 2019, 03:44

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has apologised to the fans and says the mentality of the players has to change.

Manchester United

Solskjaer threatens United squad overhaul

22nd April 2019, 12:06

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told his Manchester United squad that some of them will not be a part of plans to build a successful team.

Manchester United

Red Devils must respond against City - Young

22nd April 2019, 11:00

Ashley Young has urged Manchester United to respond positively to their disastrous display at Everton in Wednesday's derby clash.

Recent Sport Headlines

Horse Racing

Sangarius lined up for York outing

24th April 2019, 12:33

Khalid Abdullah's racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe claims Sangarius may begin his season in the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes.

Cricket

Willey trying to remain in control

24th April 2019, 12:09

Yorkshire's David Willey is trying to keep his feelings in check but he is excited about the summer ahead and England's World Cup bid.

Cricket

Ali raring to go for England

24th April 2019, 11:39

England spin ace Moeen Ali is now looking ahead to England's summer after rediscovering his form in the IPL.

Tennis

ATP Finals to leave London after 2020

24th April 2019, 11:23

Turin has been named as the new host city for the ATP World Tour Finals from 2021, replacing London's O2 Arena.

Newcastle United

Genesio and Rutten eager to fill Benitez's shoes

24th April 2019, 11:11

Fred Rutten and Bruno Genesio have reportedly told Newcastle they would be keen to take over from Rafael Benitez if he were to leave.

Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim target Hoops starlet

24th April 2019, 11:07

Hoffenheim are reported to be weighing up a move for young Celtic defender Liam Morrison.

West Ham United

Hammers star looks ahead

24th April 2019, 11:00

West Ham star Robert Snodgrass is relishing the trip to face Tottenham in their new stadium at the weekend.

Rugby Union

Holmes blow for Tigers

24th April 2019, 10:51

Leicester have been hit by the news outside back Jonah Holmes has been ruled out of the final three games of the season through injury.