Marcus Rashford is waiting to see who the new Man United owners are before signing a new deal.
Marcus Rashford ‘delays new Man United deal until after Qatar or Sir Jim Ratcliffe takeover – as Glazers enforce £200,000-a-week wage cap’
- Marcus Rashford is enjoying sensational form for Man United this year
- The England striker’s contract with the club expires at the end of next season
- He is waiting to see who the club’s new owners are before signing a new deal
Marcus Rashford is reportedly planning to delay signing a new deal with Manchester United until the club’s new owners are confirmed.
United – who are currently up for sale – are keen to extend Rashford’s contract, which expires at the end of next season.
The forward is enjoying a sensational season following his high-profile struggles last year, having scored 27 goals and added nine assists in 44 games in all competitions.
At the age of 25, Rashford is expected to sign the biggest deal of his career, which will cover his prime.
However, according to The Sun, United’s desire to enforce a wage cap of around £200,000 a week on new contracts has seen the England star hang on.
Marcus Rashford ‘delays new Man United deal until new owners confirmed’
United are up for sale after the Glazers announced their intention to sell the club last November
The club want to introduce this to avoid squad envy as several first-team stars have earned wildly different amounts in recent history.
But Rashford – who has scored 18 goals in 25 games since the World Cup – and his camp are holding back to see what a new regime would offer, with a Qatari group led by Sheikh Jassim and Ineos-owners and Britain’s wealthiest Husband Jim Ratcliffe seen as front runner for the club.
Both have promised to spend big if they receive the keys to Old Trafford and that – coupled with Rashford, who is currently one of the fittest footballers in the world – means he could likely secure a significantly larger sum than £200,000 a week .
However, the report went on to say that a decision by Rashford to delay a deal will likely mean his contract situation lasts much longer than expected.
The takeover battle took another turn on Wednesday night when the process descended into chaos after it emerged that, contrary to claims by representatives, neither Qatar’s nor Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s bid had actually been submitted before the 9pm deadline set by the US commercial bank Raine Group, which handles the process.
Instead, both the Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani group and Ratcliffe’s Ineos company asked for more time and were given more time.
Late bids are expected to be submitted within the next 24 hours before a new deadline of 9pm on Friday.
Rashford, who retired from England duty through injury, is currently enjoying some downtime in New York during the international break.
Rashford is in sensational form, having scored 18 goals in 25 games since the World Cup
INEOS boss Sir Jim Ratcliffe (pictured) was one of two parties to put forward a second bid for Manchester United – with Sheikh Jassim’s Qatar-based group also keen to buy the club
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11894703/Marcus-Rashford-waiting-Man-Uniteds-new-owners-signing-new-deal.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Marcus Rashford is waiting to see who the new Man United owners are before signing a new deal.