Rashford’s deal on hold


United are keen to tie Rashford to a lucrative deal after the teenage striker scored seven goals in his first 13 games.

But his mother Mel and his brothers have been handling Rashford’s business affairs until now and want the 18-year-old to be properly represented before negotiating with the club.

The Rashford camp are talking to several agencies keen to sign up one of the Premier League’s brightest young talents.

His current deal runs out in 14 months, but the delay in agreeing new terms is likely to benefit him if he continues his remarkable scoring form.

Rashford (right) now earns £1 500 a week, excluding a £5 000 bonus for each appearance and win. That was set to rise to £15 000 after he burst on to the scene with four goals in his first two games against Midtjylland and Arsenal in February.

But Rashford could command an even bigger pay rise after scoring winning goals in the Manchester derby and against Aston Villa last weekend, as well as his fantastic effort in the FA Cup quarter-final replay win over West Ham.

He is expected to lead United’s attack in tomorrow’s semi-final against Everton at Wembley and has also been mentioned as a possible contender for England’s Euro 2016 squad.

United manager Louis van Gaal tried to calm the enthusiasm over Rashford on Thursday, saying that the teenager still has a lot to learn. Van Gaal also credited himself for having the guts to give the striker his big break at Old Trafford.

‘Marcus is not ready - he knows that,’ said Van Gaal. ‘He can learn a lot. You need always guts to put youngsters in the squad and also in the line-up.’

Rashford is one of 14 academy players given first-team debuts under the Dutchman and Van Gaal pointed out that it’s a policy he has followed at his previous clubs.

Daily Mail

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