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Marcus Rashford: Manchester United star signs a contract extension at boyhood club, to stay for five more years

Marcus Rashford, Manchester United’s own star is set to extend his stay in the Old Trafford longer as he has signed an important contract extension which will see him wear the United colors for five more seasons, up to 2028. The England international was the highest scorer for the Red Devils this season.

Marcus Rashford set to stay in United for five more years

Marcus Rashford, the little homegrown Manchester United fanboy has lived every boy’s dream who has dreamt of playing for one of the biggest clubs of England. Considered to be one of the bright stars who would enjoy a stellar rise in the senior level, he has indeed lived up to everyone’s expectations last season after he scored 30 goals and assisted 11 of them to his mates.

He has breached the record of former United great Robin Van Persie’s record of netting 30-plus goals in 2011/12 season, and was rejuvenated under former Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag who seems to have cast a magic spell on the young gun, after the star endured a difficult 18 months. Rashford’s strikes in the last season ensured a top-four finish in the League, helping them to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, as Ten Hag seems to have gained the confidence of the fans where they are rooting for the club.

Owing to his dazzling form over the last season, he has been offered a lucrative United contract which is set to make him one of the richest players of the club. He rose through the ranks of the club over the years before making his debut in 2016, in an Europa League clash against FC Midtyjlland, where he was on target twice to take his side over the line as United mauled the Danish side 5-1.

“Honor of wearing the shirt”

Rashford was heard saying in the club’s official website as he was signing his contract extension, “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 honor 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.”

The striker spoke about the responsibility and pride when he wars the United shirt, as his exuberant speech echoed the words, “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.”

Rashford has been one of the prodigies for the club who have impressed fans and critics likewise in the “Theatre of Dreams”, as he had been on the scoresheet 123 times in over 350 outings for the club. Speaking about his extension, United football director John Murtough has added, “Ever since he joined our Academy 18 years ago, Marcus has epitomized what it takes to succeed as a Manchester United player.

He is a brilliant talent but also humble, dedicated and driven. As he enters his prime years, we know there is still so much more to come from him, and we can see the hunger that Marcus feels to achieve the highest levels of success here at Manchester United. Working with Erik ten Hag and his coaches is the perfect environment for Marcus to continue to develop into one of the best attacking players in the world.”

United fans will brace themselves for five more years of Rashford, as the star continues to showcase his talent in the “Theatre of Dreams” in the coming seasons.

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