Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford, has officially confirmed his future at Old Trafford, signing a new contract that extends until 2028. The English star dismissed more profitable offers from domestic and overseas clubs to continue his journey with Manchester United.
A Significant Career Milestone
Rashford, 25, has been in extensive negotiations with United, as his previous contract was set to terminate in 2024. Following a revitalizing season under the new manager Erik ten Hag, Rashford has experienced an exceptional upturn in his career, achieving 30 goals in 56 games last season. Since his United debut in 2016, the striker has scored a significant 123 goals across 359 matches, demonstrating his remarkable talents on the pitch.
“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,” Rashford stated.
Overcoming Challenges and Looking Forward
Despite overcoming adversity, including enduring racist abuse after missing a penalty in the Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy, and requiring shoulder surgery in August 2021, Rashford remains committed to Manchester United. He highlighted his intent to propel the team to its highest potential, expressing his excitement for the future under Erik ten Hag’s management.
Rashford’s extraordinary form helped Manchester United secure a Champions League qualification and contributed to their victory in the Carabao Cup final over Newcastle United. His dedicated efforts have earned him high praise from Red Devils’ football director John Murtough, who said, “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.”
A Message from Legends
Former Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney, welcomed Rashford’s contract extension news. Rooney has issued a challenge to Rashford, encouraging him to aspire to the levels of football giants Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland to secure his legacy at Old Trafford.
In other news, Manchester United Academy graduate, Jonny Evans, is set to participate in the club’s upcoming pre-season games, after signing a short-term deal with the club. At 35, Evans has been integrating into first-team sessions and has apparently impressed the coach, Erik ten Hag.