Rashford had been attracting interest from Barcelona but will remain with Manchester United until 2023
Marcus Rashford has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester United to become one of the highest earners at the club.
The England striker has committed his future to United until June 2023 with the option of a fifth year and is set to earn up to £300,000-a-week.
Although the contract does not make him the club’s top earner, Rashford will be right at the top end of United’s pay scale behind Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez.
The 21-year-old scored 13 times in 47 appearances last season and while he attracted interest from Barcelona, he has said being at Man United is a privilege.
“Manchester United has been everything in my life since I arrived here at the age of seven. This club has shaped me, both as a player and as a person, so it is such a privilege every time I get the opportunity to wear the shirt,” Rashford said after putting pen to paper.
“I want to thank Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] and his staff for everything they have done for me; they are the perfect group of coaches to learn from as I continue my development and look to push on to the next level.
“I will be giving everything I have to help get this club back to where it belongs and deliver the success that our fans deserve.”
Manager Solskjaer called him one of the most talented English players of his generation.
“He is an outstanding player; blessed with natural pace and energy,” he told manutd.com.
“Marcus is a shining example of the talent that our Academy produces and his upbringing means that he truly understands what it means to play for Manchester United.
“Despite being only 21 years old, Marcus already has great experience. He has a fantastic future ahead of him with the club and I am delighted that he has signed a new contract.“
Rob Holding has revealed the classy message Rashford sent him after he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament against Man United in December.
He told Arsenal Player: “Marcus text me when the injury came out of what I’d done.
“He just dropped me a text and just said ‘hi mate, I’m sorry to hear about the injury, I didn’t mean it in any malicious way’.
“I didn’t take it as a personal attack on me, it’s just football.
“So I just replied to him ‘yeah mate, don’t worry about it – it’s football.’
“’You didn’t even make a tackle you just sort of ran into me!’
“I’ve got nothing but respect for him and wished him the best for the season, as long as they don’t finish above Arsenal.”