Manchester United are hopeful of securing first workforce gamers Diogo Dalot and Marcus Rashford to new long-term contracts with the membership within the coming months, 90min understands.
Dalot and Rashford are amongst 9 United gamers who will see their contracts expire because it stands in summer time 2023, although the membership maintain choices to set off one-year extensions on most of these offers.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Fred, David de Gea and Luke Shaw are among the many different names with lower than a yr to run on their United contracts, although it is Dalot and Rashford particularly who’ve impressed within the first six matches of the brand new Premier League season – to the purpose the place the membership are contemplating tying each down for the long run.
Rashford has three targets – coming in video games towards Liverpool and Arsenal, no much less – within the opening weeks of the home season, with a further two assists to his title. The 24-year-old’s kind has picked up below new supervisor Erik ten Hag and his assistant Steve McClaren after a full pre-season and common soccer at centre ahead and from the left aspect of assault.
However for an additional harm sustained lately, Rashford had been anticipated to return to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming internationals with Italy and Germany, and has performed himself again into competition to make the Three Lions’ World Cup squad with current membership performances.
Rashford had misplaced his place within the workforce after a poor spell of kind final season below managers Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick, whereas the participant has been struggling with accidents for giant spells within the final couple of seasons.
McClaren’s enter and championing of Rashford behind the scenes has performed its half in his revival, and Ten Hag has been received over by his software and want to enhance. United began the season in horrible style, shedding to Brighton and Brentford, however tables have turned within the matches since. Rashford has greater than performed his half.
United do have the choice to set off the extension in his deal nevertheless it’s understood that the most suitable choice all spherical could be to agree a brand new long-term deal to attract a line below previous struggles and transfer ahead.
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Dalot, in the meantime, has lastly overtaken Aaron Wan-Bissaka because the membership’s first alternative proper again within the opening weeks of this season, whereas he was favoured too by Rangnick throughout his spell in cost.
Signed below Jose Mourinho, Dalot had initially didn’t make his mark on the United first workforce, usually seen as an understudy to Wan-Bissaka, and he even spent the 2020/21 season on mortgage with Milan.
It is in current Premier League matches nonetheless the place Dalot has excelled, offering an help for Bruno Fernandes within the win over Southampton and an everyday risk down the fitting hand aspect, in addition to a solidified defensive presence in a new-look again 4 – alongside Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez and Tyrell Malacia.
United have been available in the market for a brand new proper again in the summertime and have lately been linked with free agent Santiago Arias, although Wan-Bissaka staying and Dalot’s improved kind means a transfer for now could be doubtless pointless. It might be a place the membership revisit strengthening if and when Wan-Bissaka departs in a future window, nonetheless.
Selections are anticipated to be taken over the course of the season on different gamers who’re out of contract subsequent summer time, although it is doubtless that Phil Jones’ spell at United lastly ends in 2023 after he was lately disregarded of the membership’s Premier League squad.