Tyler Blackett

Manchester United are reportedly set to offer young defender Tyler Blackett a new contract that will see his wages get a manifold rise.

According to the Daily Mail, the young defender who currently earns £2,000-a-week, is set to sign a new contract that will see his wages rise to £50,000 a week.

The young Englishman, who joined United as an 8-year-old and has risen through the youth ranks at United, has seen his stock go up even further with a number of assured performances for the first team.

United's failure in bringing in replacements for Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic and a number of defensive injuries saw Louis van Gaal turn to the young defenders in the club with Blackett and Paddy McNair the beneficiaries.

Blackett has got a number of opportunities this season and he has grabbed the opportunities and impressed the manager with some great performances. And that prompted the Dutchman to instruct the club hierarchy to give the youngster a new and improved deal to keep him on par with a few of the other first-team players.

Meanwhile, United defender Marcos Rojo has opened up about his heart-break over the World Cup final loss against Germany. And even though Argentina have since beaten Germany in a friendly match, he believes nothing can make up for that loss in Brazil.

"It doesn't change what happened. It was painful for us to lose the final against them," Rojo told United's official site.

"We wanted to win the cup and it eluded us but now we have to put it behind us. We have to move forward and think of what's ahead. We have the Copa America in 2015, so now our focus is to be prepared for the upcoming games," the Argentinean international added.