Marcus Rashford Signs Contract Extension at Manchester United

It was revealed by Telegraph Sport this weekend the striker Marcus Rashford has signed a new contract at Manchester United that will keep him until 2020 with an option to extend for a further year.

The 18-year-old United academy graduate scored eight goals out of the 18 appearances he made this season, which includes two from his debut against Midtjylland in the Europa League.

This was followed by two goals against Arsenal whilst scoring the winner in the Manchester derby against City in March.

Rashford said “I am delighted to have signed a new contract. I have always been a Manchester United fan, so to be playing in the first team really is a dream come true

“I am grateful for having the chance to prove myself. To be able to play football at the biggest club in the world means everything to me and my family.”

Marcus Rashford Signs Contract Extension to Manchester United

Rashford was one of the few positives to come out of the disappointing campaign which led Manchester United finishing fifth in the Premier League.

United Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward told the club’s website “Marcus is a naturally talented footballer with great potential. He has taken his chances well and has integrated into the first team very quickly,

“I am delighted that Marcus has signed a new contract, he is at the right club to continue his development.”

Rashford first caught the attention of Roy Hodgson, who named him as a surprise pick in his 26-man European Championship provisional squad.

In the 2-1 win over Austria on Friday, Rashford became the youngest player to score on his England debut, scoring within 138 seconds into his first senior start.

The 19-year-old said “I have grown up at United and have enjoyed every minute of being here. Last season was an incredible experience to make my first team debut and a dream come true for myself and my family

“I will continue to work hard and take advice from the manager and his coaching team to improve with every training session.”

By Matt

Matt is the owner and chief-editor of the Footy Blog, one of the UK's leading football news blogs.