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Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford to power club to top-three finish

Marcus Rashford is a difference maker for Manchester United. The 21-year-old striker has come on strong since Ole Gunner Solskjaer took over as manager for Jose Mourinho.

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Since Mourinho’s dismissal, Rashford has scored seven of his 10 Premier League goals. Now, with Manchester United level on points with third-place Tottenham Hotspur, Rashford has the ability to power the Red Devils to a top-three finish.

Marcus Rashford to power club to top-three finish

Rashford may be well down the Fantasy Premier League points total list, but much of that can be put down to Mourinho’s management.

The striker is priced at £7.6 million having tallied 117 FPL points. It is 36 points fewer than Manchester United’s top FPL scorer Paul Pogba. But many of the Frenchman’s goals have come from the penalty spot while Rashford’s have been from open play.

Rashford played a full 90 minutes twice under Mourinho and calculated more than five points just two times. Since Solskjaer took over, Rashford has scored five or more points on six occasions.

Marcus Rashford is the present and future of Manchester United

Rashford tallied seven points against Watford thanks to his goal in gameweek 32. He once again played a full 90 minutes which was the eighth time to complete a full game under Solskjaer.

The striker scored in Manchester United’s visit to Molineaux in mid-March. Rashford was the only bright spot for the Red Devils as they sank to a FA Cup quarterfinal 2-1 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Rashford’s Manchester United contract will expire in 2020. According to reports, talks between the player and club have stalled on a new deal.

However, Manchester United have triggered an extension that will see the contract continue until 2021.

Manchester United are working on a £180,000-per-week, five-year deal with Rashford. However, with the extension triggered, it is thought the Red Devils will take their time on negotiating Rashford’s new contract.