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Extend or Not: Four Man Utd stars whose contracts expire next summer

Manchester United have big contract decisions to make heading into the New Year and there are a number of stars whose deals are due to expire at the end of the season.

The Red Devils have the option to prolong their stay for another campaign and it is left to be seen which of those players will continue at the club beyond the summer.

Below are four players whose contracts conclude on June 30.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

The right-back was completely out-of-favour under manager Erik ten Hag at the start of last season and he played only four competitive minutes before the World Cup.

However, he managed to transform his fortunes after the tournament and got an extended run of starts in 2023 after Diogo Dalot was sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Wan-Bissaka ended the campaign as the regular right-back, but he has been in-and-out of the line-up this term with Dalot getting the higher share of playing time.

The Crystal Palace graduate has yet to commit to a new deal amid his inconsistent game time, but United are bound to trigger an extension to keep him until June 2025.

Anthony Martial

Martial had an injury-plagued 2022/23 season with the Red Devils. He made 13 goal contributions but also missed a staggering 29 games with six different injuries.

The Frenchman has managed to stay unscathed in the ongoing campaign, but he has lacked the cutting edge and has scored just one league goal in 450 minutes.

In a David Ornstein update today, it was confirmed that United don’t plan to trigger his extension clause and he could potentially leave on a free transfer next summer.

The decision seems justified as he is injury-prone and one of the highest earners at £250,000-a-week. A move to Saudi Arabia could be on the cards this winter.

Victor Lindelof

The Sweden international has not managed to cement a regular starting spot under Ten Hag.

He started last season as the third-choice centre-back in the squad but played a huge part in the season run-in following a long-term metatarsal injury for Lisandro Martinez.

This season, the ex-Benfica man had a similar start before Martinez’s foot injury reappeared. The Argentine’s absence and Raphael Varane’s demotion have directly benefited him.

United are bound to exercise a one-year extension, but Lindelof’s decision over a new contract could depend on how his situation will be next year after Martinez returns to action.

The club are also planning for a marquee centre-back signing. The Swede could stay and fight for his spot with a renewal or consider a fresh club where he has an assured starting role.

Hannibal Mejbri

Mejbri earned a couple of starts in the Premier League and Champions League earlier in the campaign and there were suggestions that he could become a regular under Ten Hag.

However, the Tunisian has since struggled for playing time. He has been an unused substitute in the last three European games and has not made the matchday squad in recent league outings.

Despite this, the 20-year-old could have a good future at the club going forward. His deal will no doubt be extended until June 2025 and he could sign a new long-term contract too.

Mejbri probably needs a season-long loan spell in one of Europe’s top-five leagues to prove his credentials. Only time will tell whether he can become a key player for United.

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