“Cristiano Ronaldo rule” – how Rashford is expected to suffer from this

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Manchester United are currently negotiating with Marcus Rashford over a new contract – but will not break the new salary cap as the ‘Cristiano Ronaldo Rule’ comes into play.

The 25-year-old is in vital form, having scored 16 goals in all competitions this season. United are fourth in the Premier League, five points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand.
Rashford played a vital role in this, scoring against Manchester City, Liverpool and league leaders Arsenal. The club are keen to reward his performances with improved terms as his current deal expires in 2024.

United are keen to reset the salary cap under Erik ten Hag after paying a premium for superstar names over the past decade.

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Angel Di Maria and Alexis Sanchez come to mind, while Ronaldo himself was on €550,000 a week after returning to the club in 2021.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner left United in November after hitting out at the Ten Hag in an extraordinary interview with Piers Morgan.

Ever since Ronaldo left for Saudi Arabian giants Al Nassr, United have implemented a rule to stop their players from being paid an insane amount.
According to The Sun, United will not go above €3,200,000-a-week when negotiating with Rashford. David de Gea is currently United’s top earner on €385,000 a week, although he is expected to take a pay cut if he signs a new contract.

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