Manchester United are making good progress in contract extension talks with Marcus Rashford, PA understands.
The 21-year-old has established himself as an important player at Old Trafford since bursting onto the scene in a Europa League tie against FC Midtjylland in February 2016.
Rashford’s current deal expires at the end of the 2019-20 season, although United would almost certainly take up the option to extend it by a further year.
However, PA understands that the forward is close to signing a new and improved contract to stay at the club long-term.
It is understood that Barcelona were among the clubs eyeing a move for the England international, who has scored 45 goals in 170 appearances for his boyhood club.
Ander Herrera left on a free transfer this summer at the end of his contract, while captain Antonio Valencia was among those released at the end of their deals.
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