Date: 9th September 2022 at 12:00pm
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Manchester United’s impressive run of form ended abruptly on Thursday evening, as The Red Devils succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to Real Sociedad in their Europa League group stage opener.

Erik ten Hag’s side had won four Premier League matches in a row, beating both Liverpool and Arsenal in the process, before the defeat against the La Liga side.

The Red Devils started the season poorly, losing to both Brighton and Brentford in consecutive games, but victory over Liverpool the following week kickstarted a good run of form.

During that period, Marcus Rashford particularly impressed, scoring three goals and providing two assists in four matches.

The England international’s brace was enough to secure victory against The Gunners in United’s last league outing, and the forward will now be awarded with a new contract, reports say.

According to The Sun, the club are ready to open talks with the 24-year-old over a new deal, with the player’s current contract set to expire next summer.

Rashford scored twice against Arsenal last week

United do have the option to extend his deal by a further 12 months, however the report claims that they will instead offer the forward a new and improved deal that would keep him at Old Trafford for several years.

United will offer Rashford, one of the club’s academy graduates, a five-year deal on improved terms in an attempt to ensure that he remains at the club long term.

Having struggled under Ralf Rangnick last season, Rashford looks to be back to his best form, which is perfect timing for the player himself with the World Cup in Qatar now just a matter of weeks away.

Rashford made his debut for United in 2016, scoring twice against Midtjylland in the Europa League, before following that up with another brace and an assist against Arsenal on his Premier League debut just a few days later.

The Englishman has now made more than 300 appearances for his boyhood club, scoring 96 goals and providing 60 assists.

The forward has also been capped 46 times by England, scoring 12 goals including one on his debut against Australia back in May 2016.

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