England striker Marcus Rashford has expressed delight at being offered the opportunity to extend his future at Manchester United with improved wages.
Rashford signed a new contract at Manchester United on Monday which keeps him at the club until at least June 2020 with an option to extend for a further year.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Rashford said: “I am delighted to have signed a new contract. I have always been a Manchester United fan, so to be playing in the first team really is a dream come true.
“I am grateful for having the chance to prove myself. To be able to play football at the biggest club in the world means everything to me and my family.” The young striker stated
Rashford came through the ranks of Manchester United’s academy and was handed a first-team debut for the Europa League game against Midtjylland.
He grabbed his opportunity with both hands by scoring twice, a feat he remarkably repeated three days later on his first league appearance against Arsenal. He went on to make 17 appearances, scoring eight goals.
On why the club have decided to extend the striker’s stay at Old Trafford, Executive vice chairman of Manchester United Ed Woodward said: “Marcus is a naturally talented footballer with great potential. He has taken his chances well and has integrated into the first team very quickly.
“I am delighted that Marcus has signed a new contract, he is at the right club to continue his development. He is still very young and we need to be patient but he is developing in the right way and we believe he has a great future ahead of him.” Woodward stated.