Manchester United could lose £70,000-a-week star after contract talks stall

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According to The Sun, Manchester United could be losing Marcus Rashford against their will, with the England striker stalling on contract talks.

Rashford has two years left on his existing deal with the Red Devils but may not extend his contract as he’s fearful for his chances of first-team football under Jose Mourinho. The 20-year-old isn’t commanding a starting place in the United side and may consider a move elsewhere for more opportunity.

Having risen through the youth ranks to the United first-team, Rashford has gone on to make 116 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 48 goals. He’s made 30 Premier League appearances this season, but only 14 of them have been starts. Rashford has been substituted in 10 of them too.

With Romelu Lukaku being a regular up front, he’s been forced to play out wide at times. Unfortunately, Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata have kept him sidelined too.

In the league, Rashford’s racked up just 203 minutes of playing time in 2018, frequently coming off the bench rather than being trusted from the start, so there’s some uncertainty over his long-term future at Old Trafford.

Turning 21 in October, the Manchester-born striker is still very young, but he’ll surely want more starts in his preferred position up front to continue developing.

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