Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is the world’s most valuable player and worth a staggering £150million, according to the latest calculations by CIES Football Observatory.

While Rashford’s value has skyrocketed on account of a free-scoring season for United, Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe has slumped to fifth place on their list as he enters the last 18 months of his contract.

They value Mbappe at £135m now, below Rashford, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland (£137.3m), Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold (£137m) and United attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes (£135.1m).

The CIES survey takes into account recent player performances as well as their age, contract situation and career progression plus their club’s wealth and success.

Rashford’s value has soared this season on account of the 14 goals and seven assists he has racked up for United and the fact Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team can be considered Premier League title contenders for the first time in a while.

The England forward is also young at the age of 23 and is contracted to the Old Trafford club until 2023 with the option of a further year.

France international Mbappe, 22, actually has an identical goals and assists record to Rashford this season but his value has ebbed away because he hasn’t yet committed to a long-term PSG contract. Continue reading

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