Manchester United sensation Marcus Rashford extended his contract with the club on Monday. The 18-year-old signed a four-year extension at Old Trafford that sees him pocket an initial Â£25,000 a week before bonuses, according to the Daily Mail.
Rashford, who at 18 years and 208 days became the youngest scorer for England in his senior team debut match, will now stay at the Theatre of Dreams at least until 2020. The English forward also has an option in his contract to extend his stay at the club by another year.
"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," Rashford told his club website after putting pen to paper on the new deal.
"To be able to play football at the biggest club in the world means everything to me and my family," he added.
Rashford had a dream of a start to his Manchester United career, scoring four goals in his first two games with the Red Devils senior team â€” against FC Midtjylland in an Europa League game and against Arsenal in a Premier League game â€” on February 25 and February 28 this year, respectively.
He finished the season with a total of five goals from 11 Premier League appearances.
United Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward has praised the potential of the player, and also said if he continues the consistency, Rashford could go a long way. "Marcus is a naturally talented footballer with great potential. He has taken his chances well and has integrated into the first team very quickly," said Woodward.
"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," he added.
Meanwhile, the club also announced on Monday that 19-year-old defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, who made 10 appearances in the Premier League last season, has also extended his contract till 2020.