Rashford signs new £84.5m 5-year contract – but only club’s 4TH-HIGHEST earner
Red devil Forward has put pen to paper on a new contract worth a staggering £84million.
The Manchester United striker will earn £325,000 a week for the next five years.
But relieved boss Erik ten Hag will believe he is worth every penny after months of wrangling with his previous contract due to run out in just under eleven months.
Upon signing his new deal, Rashford said: “I joined Manchester United as a seven-year-old boy with a dream. That same passion, pride, and determination to succeed still drives me every time I have the honour of wearing the shirt.
“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.”
The 25-year-old flirted with Paris Saint-Germain during long-running negotiations.
And a clutch of mega-wealthy Saudi clubs were waiting to pounce for the front man who blasted back to form last season after suffering two years of injuries with 30 goals in 56 games.
While he always wanted to re-commit himself to the club he joined 18 years ago the England star was also determined to vastly increase his £200,000-per-week wage and get something approaching the going rate paid to the game’s biggest names.
However, Rashford’s mega new salary still only makes him the FOURTH highest-paid player at the club, after Casemiro and Jadon Sancho on £350k a week and Raphael Varane getting £340k.
Confirmation of his signature on the deal that keeps him at Old Trafford until 2028 came as a double boost to Ten Hag.
Here is the top 10 highest earners at Manchester United as of July 19, 2023:
Jadon Sancho – £350,000 per week
Raphael Varane – £340,000 per week
Marcus Rashford – £325,000 per week
Anthony Martial – £250,000 per week
Bruno Fernandes – £240,000 per week
Antony – £200,000 per week
Harry Maguire – £190,000 per week
Luke Shaw – £150,000 per week
Fred – £140,000 per week