Manchester United extend the contracts of 4 key players.

Manchester United extends the contracts of 4 key players.
extend the contracts of 4 key players.

To keep all 4 key players at Old Trafford through 2024, has activated one-year contract extensions for Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Fred, and Diogo Dalot.

According to the principal terms of their separate contracts, the four players’ contracts were set to expire at the end of this season. But United has frequently added 12-month options to contracts that can be exercised to give the team more insurance against losing players as free agents.

United now has more time to negotiate longer-term contracts or look for transfer fees.

“I can confirm it,” Ten Hag told MUTV. “We are happy because the squad is going in the right direction and those players [have] a massive contribution in that direction.”

Rashford in particular has been in resurgent form this season, scoring nine goals in all competitions by the time club football paused for the World Cup – almost his tally for the whole of what had been a disappointing 2021/22 campaign.

He then scored three times at the World Cup.


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Under Ten Hag, Shaw and Fred have both made an impression, and Dalot, whose United career had previously seemed doomed to failure, has become stronger and stronger.

The Portuguese right-back drastically lost favor under former United manager Gunnar Solskjaer, but this season he has flourished after passing Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the hierarchy.

United have a handful of others out of contract at the end of the season, including David de Gea.

According to reports, discussions with De Gea are ongoing, and regardless of the outcome, both parties are determined to keep their positive relationships.

The goalkeeper’s contract still has an option, but United is not considering exercising it, and any new agreement would have to come with much lower money than his present £375,000 weekly salary.

Tuanzebe, Phil Jones, and Tom Heaton all have expiring contracts, but the latter two have 12-month options that might be exercised.

 

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