Manchester United football star Marcus Rashford is on the verge of signing a new long-term contract at club.

Confirmation of Rashford’s four-year deal, worth around £250,000-a-week, could come before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad fly out to Perth on July 7 for the start of their pre-season tour to Australia and the Far East.

Securing the England striker’s long-term future is a major boost for Solskjaer, who has told the 21-year-old he will be the first choice centre forward next season, ahead of Romelu Lukaku.

His deal will also include the option of a further 12 months.

United now hope De Gea will follow suit, despite their refusal to make the goalkeeper the highest paid player at the club.

United are prepared to pay the Spain international £350,000-a-week, but he is holding out for closer to the £450,000-a-week deal handed to Alexis Sanchez 18 months ago.

Source: Evening Standard