MANCHESTER UNITED SET TO DOUBLE THE WAGES OF MARCUS RASHFORD

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Marcus Rashford has been in brilliant form since the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United interim boss last month.

Rashford has just 18 months left on his Manchester United contract and the club is keen to reward his form with a bumper new contract.

According to The Mirror, Manchester United are ready to open talks with the 21-year-old striker over a double-your-money contract worth around £150,000 a week that would reflect his progression and importance to the club.

The England international has six goals and three assists in his last nine games and will make his 150th Manchester United appearance in Saturday’s home game against Brighton.

Rashford has flourished in a more central position up front under Solskjaer and scored the only goal of the game in Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Tottenham last weekend.

If Rashford scores against Brighton on Saturday, he will take his Premier League goals tally this season to eight — his best return in the top-flight, with a third of the 38-match season still remaining.

Since his two assists in United’s 2-2 draw with Southampton, Rashford has been involved in a goal every 76 minutes across nine appearances, a far superior rate to his average in the previous year.

Rashford has now scored in three successive Premier League appearances for the first time in his career, becoming the third youngest player to achieve that feat for Manchester Utd in the Premier League era.