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Man United set to trigger option to extend contracts of five senior stars

Manchester United set to extend contracts of David de Gea, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Fred and Marcus Rashford.
Manchester United set to extend contracts of David de Gea, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Fred and Marcus Rashford.

Manchester United set to extend contracts of David de Gea, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Fred and Marcus Rashford

Five Manchester United players are set to have their contracts extended. The club will trigger the one-year option in the deals of David de Gea, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Fred and Marcus Rashford, according to MEN.

The quintet are in the final year of their current contracts. But United can keep all of them for an additional year. And the Red Devils are not keen on losing any of the stars for free next summer.

Currently, the Manchester-based club have not discussed a new deal with any of the stars. A total of 12 players are set to be out of contract at the end of the season.

Manchester United set to extend contracts of David de Gea, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Fred and Marcus Rashford.
David de Gea, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Fred and Marcus Rashford are set for contract extensions at Manchester United. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

United would be wise to offer extensions

De Gea has been the number one for United since the start of last season. The Spaniard had a shaky few seasons after the 2018 World Cup. However, the short-stopper seems to be back to his best.

Dalot arrived in Manchester in 2018 from FC Porto. While the 23-year-old failed to establish himself under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Norwegian’s departure has seen the Portugal international’s fortunes change. And he has put in quality performances in the 2022/23 campaign.

Shaw, on the other hand, has seen his place in the starting XI become uncertain this season under Erik ten Hag. Tyrell Malacia has displayed character and established himself in the starting lineup.

Manchester United set to extend contracts of David de Gea, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Fred and Marcus Rashford.
Manchester United do not want to lose De Gea, Dalot, Shaw, Fred and Rashford for free next summer.

Fred started the first two games of the new campaign. However, his displays have led to him being benched. And the gaffer has opted for other options in place of the Brazilian.

Rashford had a disappointing 2021/22 season. The England international looked short of confidence and was unable to make an impact when he featured. However, Ten Hag seems to have revived the 24-year-old and the academy graduate has been essential to the team this campaign.

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It would not be wise to let the stars run down their contracts. United need to keep hold of the players and protect their valuation for the future. Hopefully, the club can come to terms with the five on extending their stay beyond next season.

Written by Aheed Abrar

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