Manchester United Football Club have always been associated with giving young players a platform to hone their talents.
The latest example of that is Marcus Rashford – a boyhood Red Devils supporter now leading the line for the Old Trafford giants.
However, he, like everyone within the sport, wants to be paid handsomely. According to an exclusive from The Sun, it is being claimed that United may have to pay Rashford an eye-watering £350,000-a-week to fend off interest from Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.
Rashford is almost entering the final year of his United deal which does raise a cause for concern. Understandably, he is playing hard-ball with Edward Woodward – with the 21-year-old wanting to be kept in line with the wages of Alexis Sanchez, who is taking home £505,000-a-week at the moment.
The Sun state that Sanchez’s wage has completely ruined the pay structure at Old Trafford and now other players (rightfully) want to be paid just as well as other senior squad members.
I think it’s damning that even Rashford, who is a United supporter, is having reservations about sticking around. This club is probably in it’s worst situation for about two or three decades, and we need players like Rashford to be the foundation on which we can build overselves back up.