Report: Could Manchester United lose Rashford?

Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial

Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford earns £1,500 a week on his current contract, which might sound like a tidy sum for an 18 year old. Wayne Rooney who has a lot more experience than young Marcus earns around £300,000 plus bonuses.

What is interesting is that whilst Rashford has been on a fine run and notched 6 goals in 11 games, Rooney only has one more goal in 22 appearances.

This seems to have been the breakthrough year of Marcus Rashford and quiet whispers have started to say that he could even be considered for the Euro’s this summer. A more pressing case is whether he will replace Wayne Rooney altogether in the starting lineup after Wayne Rooney started to recover from injury.

If the fine form continues, and Rashford really does push Rooney out of the starting XI, Rooney would surely be forced out of the club as they seek to get his monumental wage off the bill.

With all the hype around the young lad, you would expect Manchester United to have offered an improved and extended contract but these talks seemed to have stalled. Rashford rejected Liverpool and Everton as a youngster to join his childhood heroes and it would be unlikely that he would want a move away; so why the stalling?

Does the recruitment team at Manchester United want to see if he really is the real deal? Are other clubs ready to swoop and offer big money for the youngster?