By Andy Hyslop
- Both players have come through United’s youth academy and made their first-team debuts in the 2015/16
- Both players have signed deals until June 2020 with the option for a further year
Manchester United have confirmed that both Marcus Rashford and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson have both penned new deals at Old Trafford.
The academy graduates have both made an impression on the United first-team in the 2015/16 season and have now both signed improved deals with club.
The pair have been rewarded for some impressive performances for the Manchester United first-team with new deals until June 2020, with the option for a further year.
Borthwick-Jackson was the first to make an impression, filling in at left-back following injuries to Luke Shaw an Marcos Rojo. The defender was named the club’s under-21s player of the year.
While Rashford has scored eight goals in 17 appearances since the Mancunian born striker made his debut against FC Midtjylland. Scoring twice in that game and followed that up with two goals on his Premier League debut against Arsenal.
Rashford impressive form has also caught the eye of Roy Hodgson, who handed him his senior England debut against Australia on Friday night and Rashford scored after just two minutes of that game.
Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward on Rashford:
Marcus is a naturally talented footballer with great potential. He has taken his chances well and has integrated into the first team very quickly. 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.
Marcus Rashford said:
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. To be able to play football at the biggest club in the world means everything to me and my family.
Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward on Borthwick-Jackson:
Cameron is one of a number of young players to come through our academy to make their first team debut last season. This is something that our club has always done and promoting the academy and U21 players is something that makes everybody associated with the club very proud. I’m delighted that Cameron has signed his new contract and look forward to seeing him in the squad for many years to come.
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson said:
I have grown up at United and have enjoyed every minute of being here. Last season was an incredible experience to make my first team debut and a dream come true for myself and my family. I feel it stands me in good stead for continuing my development as a Manchester United player. I will continue to work hard and take advice from the manager and his coaching team to improve with every training session.