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‘It’s a priority’: Erik ten Hag confirms Man Utd are working on new deal for Marcus Rashford

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed that the club are working hard to commit Marcus Rashford to a new long-term contract.

The England international had a difficult 2021/22 season with just five goals and two assists in all competitions, but he has since transformed his fortunes.

Under Ten Hag, Rashford has been sensational this term with 22 goals and eight assists thus far and he is set for his best-ever campaign in terms of goal contributions.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the Leicester City game, Ten Hag has acknowledged that a new deal for Rashford is a ‘priority’ and the club are working on that.

He said: “Of course it’s a priority. We are working on that. Just sit, wait, but in the background we work hard.”

“When he is happy, it gives him energy, and that gives him a positive mood, and then the goals will come. He has such great skills.

“On the first day I met him, I said: ‘I want to see you smile, I want to see your teeth’. He is in a happy place.”

Man Utd should pay whatever it takes to keep Rashford

Rashford is currently enjoying the best phase of his playing career. He looks in ‘unstoppable‘ form as described by Ten Hag and can’t stop scoring at the moment.

The 25-year-old has been hugely influential for the club in their impressive run across all competitions and United must sort out his future at the earliest possibility.

He is currently on wages of around £200,000-a-week. The club may have to make him their highest earner at £400,000 weekly in order to commit him to a long-term deal.

In our view, it is a no-brainer decision. With a takeover likely on the cards by April, the new owner/consortium should have no trouble in meeting his demands.

Rashford’s current contract expires in June next year. He definitely deserves a bumper five-year extension as he is in the prime of his career and should only improve.

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