Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has shut down ‘complete nonsense’ claims over his contract discussions.

A report from the Daily Star has claimed Marcus Rashford is demanding £500,000 per week on his new contract.

Rashford has used social media to shut down the claims already, within an hour of them being published.

The United forward feels the claims are inaccurate and unhelpful to the team at a crucial stage of the season.

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Rashford speaks out

Rashford commented on Twitter, keen to get ahead of the story. He said he is focused on United’s season at present.

He wrote: “Just before this one starts to do the rounds! It’s complete nonsense. The club and make self have been respectful to one another, and that’s how it will remain.

“My focus is purely on finishing as well as possible in the league and winning trophies.”

The Star‘s claim had said Rashford wanted a deal in excess of £500,000 per week.

Rashford’s current deal expires in June 2024. It was originally due to run out this summer before United triggered a one-year option extension.

The England forward is currently enjoying the best season of his career, with 27 goals so far, he is the club’s top scorer.

His previous best season was in 2019/20 when he scored 22 goals. Last season he scored only five times.

Extending his deal is set to become a priority for Erik ten Hag. United’s current highest earner is David de Gea, after Cristiano Ronaldo left, but the goalkeeper’s deal is set to run out this summer.

United have won one trophy this season and Rashford is looking to fire United towards two more. If he can play a key role in clinching further silverware, his hand will strengthen between now and the end of the campaign.

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