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This Is Where Marcus Rashford’s New Wage Will Place Him Among Manchester United And Premier League Elite

Marcus Rashford is set to be handsomely rewarded.
Marcus Rashford is set to be handsomely rewarded.

It has been reported this week that mercifully Manchester United are set to hand Marcus Rashford a brand new six-year contract, with the young Englishman in simply sensational form and his current tenure set to expire in less than 18 months time.

Rashford has nine goals and seven assists this season, six of those strikes having come under the watchful eye of interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the past two months .

The 21-year-old is set to quadruple his wages to a brobdingnagian £200,000 a week, which should put him on par with some his club’s, and the Premier League’s very best.

He will earn as much as £75 million man Romelu Lukaku, who has been somewhat displaced in the pecking order by Solskjaer’s preference for Rashford to spearhead the attack, and arguably the best goalkeeper in the world, David De Gea, though the Spaniard is reportedly in the process of negotiating his own contract extension.

Though Rashford will be bagging a huge wedge (what were you earning at 21?) this is still a considerable way behind Manchester United’s highest earners; the equally important Paul Pogba on £290,000 who is now proving himself to be one of the best in the world, finally living up to the mantle of being the club’s (and the Premier League’s) record signing, and Alexis Sanchez.

Sanchez is far and away the Premier League’s top earner on £350,000, meaning he’s collected £19.6million in the year since moving from Arsenal. He has one goal in the 2018/19 campaign.

In the English top tier, swiftly behind the Chilean is his former teammate Mesut Ozil, still feeling the winter chill more than most at Arsenal. The German earns just over £300,000. Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne committed his future a year ago with the reward of £280,000 a week, which rises considerably with bonuses, image rights, and a signing fee paid in instalments. Fellow Cityzen Raheem Sterling has had a similar pay rise from the £170,000 he was previously on.

Chelsea new boy Gonzalo Higuain is rumoured to be pocketing £270,000 a week, with a good portion of his salary paid by his parent club Juventus.

More in Rashford’s bracket is his compatriot Harry Kane, who the Mancunian will no doubt will be hoping to emulate for club and country. Upon signing a new six-year contract last June, Kane has been bringing home to the bacon to the tune of £200k, meaning that the two will be the second highest earning Englishmen in the game, after Sterling. 

Also on a par is Eden Hazard, and most expensive goalkeeper in the history of football, Kepa Arrizabalaga (£192,000 a week).

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