Manchester United are ready to hand young forward Mason Greenwood a huge new contract which would double his current weekly wage.

The 18-year-old, who only penned his current deal back in October, has blossomed into a core player in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side. He has started eight of United's last ten Premier League games, chipping in with five goals and an assist for good measure.

He has managed 16 goals so far in his breakthrough season

His 16 goals in all competitions is just one short of the club-record tally for a United teenager of 17 - a joint record held by George Best, Brian Kidd and Wayne Rooney (how's that for esteemed company?). Given Greenwood has two years before he turns 20, there seems to be a good chance he'll make the record his own.

Understandably, United are excited about his current form, and The Mirror state that they are ready to hand him a new deal which will allow him to earn up to £50,000-a-week by meeting specific goals as a reward for his outstanding showings, but also to ensure he is not lured away by any of his big-name suitors.

The likes of Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have both been linked with the Englishman, and with United not yet certainties to finish in the top four, there is a small fear that their young talents could be tempted to jump ship for a side already in the Champions League.

Fortunately for United, they are confident that Greenwood's dream is to make it at Old Trafford, so it is suggested that any contract talks would be fairly quick and straightforward.

He currently earns £25,000-a-week and was taking home a weekly wage of 'just' £800 less than a year ago, which really speaks volumes of Greenwood's meteoric rise to prominence.

United are confident Greenwood wants to stay at Old Trafford

There are now suggestions that Greenwood could play his way into the England squad later this year, with a spot in Gareth Southgate's team for the postponed Euro 2021 likely in his sights as well. The Daily Mail note that the England boss will be in attendance during Sunday's FA Cup clash with Chelsea specifically to monitor Greenwood.

Greenwood is one of several players for whom the delayed tournament could be a blessing. Manchester City's Phil Foden and Arsenal's Bukayo Saka are both believed to be on Southgate's radar as well, and the young trio will have another year to force their way into the setup.

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