The Old Trafford team needs to soon make a decision on the future of the pillars when the season is about to end.
The Old Trafford team has an important plan to build a force under coach Erik ten Hag. Before that, he inherited an unbalanced squad when taking over as head coach Manchester United.
From eliminating unsuitable players to bringing in quality players, the Dutch military leader still has a lot of work to do. Ten Hag clearly needs at least a few more transfer windows to have a perfect team, competitive enough for the championship.
In addition, Man Utd’s priority is to renew contracts with important players. Recently, Man Utd confirmed successful convincing Shaw to sign a new contract with a term of 4 years. However, the Red Devils also need to make a decision with four other players.
According to a report by Sky Sports, Man Utd will conduct discussions with Marcus Rashford, David de Gea, Diogo Dalot and Fred when these four players are about to enter the final year of their contracts. Marcus Rashford is clearly the standout player. He has been Man United’s number one mainstay since Erik ten Hag’s arrival.
United are confident the 25-year-old will commit his future to the club. In contrast, Rashford’s priority is also to renew rather than find another stop. Rashford considers this the most important contract of his career and is taking time to think before signing.
It will be a huge shock to see Rashford leave Old Trafford and with the absolute confidence that Ten Hag has in the player, it is certain that a contract extension will be announced and it is only a matter of time.
Then came David de Gea. The decision to renew with the Spaniard left fans divided. Some feel that this is the right time to say goodbye to De Gea when he does not fit the style of play that coach Ten Hag built.
Man Utd fans split with De Gea’s condition.
On the other hand, De Gea is still an excellent player in stopping and there are many opinions that he deserves to see his final years in a Man United shirt. The Red Devils are willing to offer De Gea a new deal but at a much lower salary than the current one.
Fred and Diogo Dalot are also negotiating a contract extension. Fred showed he has a key role under Ten Hag with some standout performances in the big games this season. However, it is possible that the Brazilian player will have to accept the role of a substitute.
Coach Ten Hag wants to add more midfielders in the summer of 2023 and at that time, it will be even more difficult for Fred to get the main kick. Similarly, the performance of Dalot in recent times is not convincing and Man Utd will also bring in a new right-back.
Man United is said to be calm in terms of contract renewal so they are in no hurry.