MANCHESTER UNITED have triggered contract extensions for FOUR players.
United have extended the contracts of Marcus Rashford, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw and Fred.
GettyMarcus Rashford’s Man Utd contract has been extended[/caption]
GettyDiogo Dalot has also been given a new deal[/caption]
According to Fabrizio Romano, United plan to offer Rashford and Dalot longer deals.
Additionally, talks with goalkeeper David de Gea are also ongoing.
Spaniard De Gea in 2019 extended his contract but it is set to expire next summer.
After reestablishing his form between the posts, Dutch manager Erik ten Hag is set to reward the stopper with a fresh deal.
Rashford, Shaw, Dalot and Fred were all also set to be out of contact at the end of the season.
And had they not agreed an extension, all four would have been free to speak to foreign clubs over a free transfer in January.
So United reacted by extending their deals by 12 months to give them time to address the future of all four.
But for De Gea, the club want to strike a new, shorter-term deal for the keeper.
Rashford has emerged as a transfer target for PSG, whose president Nasser Al-Khelaifi publicly revealed their interest.
United now face a challenge in persuading the England international to commit his future to the club long term.
If not, they risk losing the forward on a cut-price fee next summer – or as free agent in 18 months if he runs down his deal.
Rashford has found his form again under Ten Hag, with eight goals this season and earned himself a place in England’s World Cup squad.
He also scored three times in Qatar and returns to United with his manager desperate to keep hold of him.
Marcus Rashford with manager Erik ten HagReuters