Manchester United lining up new deal for wonderkid Mason Greenwood


MANCHESTER UNITED are looking to hand Mason Greenwood a bumper new deal – as he only earns £800-a-week.

The 17-year-old wonderkid has impressed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer so far during their pre-season tour.

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The England youngster has scored twice so far this month, in their wins over Leeds and Inter Milan.

And United are now in talks to hand him a fresh contract following his impressive promotion to the first-team.

It is understood Greenwood earns just £800-a-week, a far cry from top-earner Alexis Sanchez on £505,000-a-week.

It is thought the England Under-18 international earns an additional £5,000 for each first-team appearance.

He only signed his first professional contract last October, but has shown promise ever since.

United expect to hand Greenwood the new and improved deal ahead of his 18th birthday in October.

An Old Trafford source said: “He isn’t on an awful lot but does get bonuses on top for each appearance.

“Ole wants him to focus on his football at the moment and he is doing a terrific job of that.”

Greenwood has been at United since the age of six and has progressed up through their academy ranks.

He made his professional first-team debut during their stunning 3-1 win away at PSG in the Champions League in March.

Greenwood is following in the footsteps of team-mate Marcus Rashford – who received a new £20,000-per-week deal at the age of 18 after earning just £500-per-week on his youth deal.

The England striker, 21, is now pocketing £300,000-per-week after he penned a new deal earlier this month.



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